About Veneer

Veneer is a very thin leaf of rich coloured wood. It is a precious material which is applied with glue on the surface of furniture. Beautiful woods sometimes cannot be used in solid form in furniture manufacturing because of their limited availability, small size or difficulty in working. Veneering makes it possible to use such wood and imparts an elegant look to the furniture. The strength of the wood is also increased through the the process of laminating veneers in successive layers thereby decreasing the cross-gain weakness of the wood. Rosewood, satinwood, maple, walnut, and mahogany are frequently used for veneers.

Veneer types

       Whole Piece Veneers: Continuous pieces of veneer peeled from a log, using rotary process.

       Spliced Veneers: Composed of several pieces of veneer, varying in width, that are glued together to form a whole sheet. The way they are laid out determines the final look of the veneer.

       Book Matched Veneers: Every other strip of veneer is turned over producing a grain pattern that is matched at the veneer joint.

       Slip Matched Veneers: Each strip is laid out side by side producing a repetitive pattern.

       Select Veneer: It is entirely composed of heartwood or sapwood and is matched for both grain, pattern and colour.

       Uniform Veneer: It is entirely composed of heartwood or sapwood, but is matched for colour only.

       Natural Veneer: It is entirely composed of both heartwood and sapwood and is generally less expensive than select or uniform veneers

       Paint Grade Veneer: It has smooth finish, so no characteristics of the wood grain can be visible through the paint.

       Stain Grade Veneer: It is meant to take a clear stain and still show natural characteristics of wood.