Carbonized Planked Bamboo veneer has a straight, 3/4" wide, vertical grain with random nodules and wide band, thick strand or cane, and dark tan caramelized color. It is similar in look to butcher block. It has an amber, warm color and is somewhat tropical. Carbonized Planked has wider bands than its unplanked counterpart and is linear grain, in the style of Teragren. Bamboo is a grass that comes from Asia.