We thought it would be interesting to take a look at the different trees and their many veneers, starting with two much admired favourites: mahogany and maple.
Seeing as ‘that’ TV advert has not gone away, we’re having another go at dispelling the myths that have got themselves attached to wood veneers over the years.
For those who are interested to learn the differences between natural wood veneers and their man-made counterparts, we thought it might be beneficial to set out the main differences between the two.
Have you ever wondered why certain trees are used in furniture making and others are not? Why some make great veneers and others don’t? Read on to find out!
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.
Last month we explored the beauty of crotch and burr veneers which produce striking swirly patterns featuring unique features. Continuing the theme of presenting something special to those who wish to add distinctive appeal to their creations or significantly enhance the allure or even value of a piece, this month we’re taking a look at figured veneers.
When producing real wood veneers, four main sections of the tree are used: the stump, the trunk, the crotch and the burr. Whilst crotch and burr veneer can be a challenge to work with, the results of expert veneer matching and finishing are often nothing short of spectacular.