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What is Veneer?

Timber veneer is real timber, sliced very finely.

It is not made from man made fibre therefore is a renewable and sustainable resource. It has been used since the time
of the pyramids, and the timeless beauty of antique furniture attests to the lasting quality of veneering art.

Its surface coverage is approximately forty times more than 25mm timber and consequently is the most economical
way of utilizing precious wood.

Decorative Veneer is produced by slicing or peeling selected logs to an approximate thickness of 0.6mm.

Rotary cut veneers are generally used in plywood manufacturing and give the species a very broad/planed appearance.

There are two methods of slicing Decorative Veneers, the difference being the way the flitch is placed in the slicer.

Quarter Cut – The timber is sliced at right angles to the growth rings and the result is a straight line pattern.
Crown Cut – The timber is sliced parallel to the growth rings.  The result is a crown or “cathedral” figure, usually
with a straight grain pattern on either side of the feature.


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