CROWN INDIAN SILVER-GREYWOOD
Also known as:
Chuglam, White Chuglam
India, Andaman Islands, Philippines
Two types of timber are produced from this species, with most logs yielding wood of a fairly uniform light greyish yellow colour.This is generally referred to as White Chuglam and is used mainly for joinery and carcass work. The much more decorative Silver-greywood is sliced from selected logs that show a combination of light and dark coloured wood and is used for high quality special furniture. Many years ago this veneer was used and greatly admired inside the first-class dining cars of one of the major British railway companies of the time. Now not frequently seen but occasionally used for specially commissioned furniture.
STRAIGHT-GRAIN INDIAN SILVER-GREYWOOD