A substrate is the material that a wood veneer is bonded to. In this post we’re going to look at the most popular materials used as substrates together with expert tips on applying veneers to each of them.
The big question in furniture making: solid wood, or natural wood veneers? Let’s take a look at the differences between the two so you can make your decision.
Ebony has a long history dating back to Ancient Egyptian times with the wood being used for the intricate carvings of the tombs of those times. It was also used by the ancient kings of India to make sceptres. It is a highly durable wood and exceptionally attractive, lending itself to high polishing, and beautiful wood veneers.
The introduction of the new Masterwood CNC Project 265 has enhanced the range of capabilities at Read Veneers and as a result we are now able to offer a wider variety of services to fit-out specialists and furniture makers.
ALPI is a range of engineered veneers from Italy. Made from fast growing trees in agricultural plantations and sustainable forests, these veneers can be considered an eco-sustainable alternative to natural wood veneers. And there are other benefits.
Working in the world of natural wood veneers for almost three decades, it’s customary to come across various levels of confusion as to what it is you actually do. The truth is, the world of natural wood veneers is a diverse and interesting one.
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Once the veneer cutting process is done, did you know even more expertise goes into creating the stunning results borne out in furniture and panelling? The next step in crafting the beautiful, flowing effect that veneers are so well known for is called veneer matching.