Thanks! That gave me the clue. Araocu is the name of the company--I think. The type of wood is Radiata pine. It allegedly has the following characteristics:
Arauco Plywood is manufactured and produced using only Radiata Pine logs, pruned logs that have a significant portion of clearwood, offering attractive decorative features. Advanced equipment ensures a wide assortment of thicknesses and finishes for most intended uses.
Its interior veneers are manufactured from whole sheets, effectively doing away with holes and overlapping.
Arauco Plywood is certified by TECO under BFU-100 standards, Wilhelm Klauditz Institut in Germany (WKI) and Japan Plywood Inspection Corporation (JAS). All Arauco plywood use WBP phenol-formaldehyde adhesives conforming to EN 314 and PSI-95 standards.
More than just a Pretty Face
1 VERY FEW REPAIRS ON FACES, Produced with pruned logs
1 EXTRA SMOOTH FACE, 150-Grit sanded
1 COMPOSIT CORE, Almost void free for better screw holding
1 EASY TO CUT, Longer life for cutting tools
1 LIGHT WEIGHT, Approximately 64 Lbs/sheet on 22/32"
Now I just have to find out how it stains (really) and what is a good wood to complement it.
A company near us produces molding of all shapes and sizes. They have perhaps four people looking over plans and doing takeoffs, then bidding the molding for the jobs. Given that, it may be useful to...