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.
Bamboo veneers are a little different from other types of veneer in that they are made from laminated blocks of bamboo that are then sliced and sanded. Bamboo as a timber is very hard and tight textured. It is used widely in construction, flooring and decorative panelling.
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.