What is the meaning of the furniture term Lacewood?

Lacewood is a term used to describe a type of timber or veneer that exhibits a distinctive pattern resembling lace. Lacewood comes from various tree species, including those of the London plane, sycamore, and Australian Silky Oak. The term lacewood refers to the appearance of the wood grain, characterized by light-colored stripes or streaks that contrast with darker areas. The pattern resembles the delicate and intricate nature of lace fabric, hence the name. Lacewood is often used in furniture making to add a unique and visually appealing element to a piece. Australian oak with light mahogany color, having fine flakes, yielding a lacelike appearance.
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