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VENEER 101 WITH VASACRAFTS COMPANY
There is a few things you may consider while choosing the right veneer for your furniture and interior requirements. Natural or reconstituted veneer? What pattern do you want? What pattern matching is suitable for your item?
Let us help you along the way.
Natural veneer is a decorative covering of fine wood sliced from natural species of lumber such as Maple, Khaya, Mahogany, Walnut, Beech, Cherry, Oak, Teak, Ash, etc. Thin slices are precisely cut into layers from a tree log with some as thin as 1/40” (0.6mm). The production process for natural veneer is known as 'slicing'. This is when a log is delicately carved through the use of a special peeling machine, producing thin sheets of veneer. Each sheet of natural veneer is exclusive as every tree has its own unique pattern even if they are of the same species. Natural veneer is widely sought after as it truly shows the natural characteristics of the wood.
Reconstituted veneer is manufactured using fast growing trees usually of a lower grade wood or a softer species of lumber. After it has been sliced, it will then be dyed, dried and glued together into blocks. it will then be re-sliced and re-glued, depending on the desired pattern. The finished product emulates natural wood grains such as the cathedral cut, crown cut, quarter cut, straight grain, burl, etc. Reconstituted veneer is man-made thus enabling mass production of various designs. This type of processed veneer is usually less expensive to produce as compared to natural veneer as it is more cost effective to slice fast growing trees then glue them into blocks.