Fumed Pear Veneered Panels & Jointed Veneer
Fumed Pear veneer is produced by passing the natural pearwood veneer through an ammonia kiln to permanently change its colour.
This process gives the wood with a much darker, exotic colouring that has a more '3D-like' character, and is more UV stable than the natural wood or any other form of colouring, e.g. dyed veneers. Its improved UV-stability makes it more resistant to bleaching after prolonged exposure to the sun.
Pear is also called Swiss Pear and found in North America, Europe, and parts of western and southeast Asia.
Swiss Pear sapwood is not clearly differentiated from the heartwood, which is a shade of pinkish brown. Distinction between sapwood and heartwood is particularly difficult in younger trees and heartwood is generally darker and more distinct in older trees.
Swiss Pear veneer grain is typically straight and the wood has a very close and uniform texture. Quarter cut veneers often show a large mottled figure.
Pearwood is sometimes dyed and used as a substitute for Ebony.