Paul Read

Macassar ebony

Timber Spotlight: Ebony

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.

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The Craft of Veneer Matching

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.

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