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A Busy Summer at Read Veneers

It’s been a busy summer at Read Veneers. Aside from producing numerous white American oak veneered panelsfor a range of uses in commercial and domestic settings, we’ve also been working on reproducing a selection of ALPI engineered veneered panels for an executive apart-hotel in London.

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Wood Veneers – in Vogue!

Working in a veneering factory we are at the sharp end – the dusty end if you like – of the interior design business. Whilst there’s nothing glossy about the work we do, it’s actually incredibly important in achieving those amazing, eye-catching finishes that adorn stunning public buildings, popular entertainment venues, hotels and fine homes.

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The Beauty of Veneered Reproduction Furniture

Read Veneers has recently produced an impressive collection of reproduction furniture complete with stunning marquetry for a leading furniture maker. The impressive furniture was crafted by a team of specialist furniture makers and Read Veneers completed the final finishing touches with unique, custom made veneers and marquetry.

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Veneer Cuts: More than Meets the Eye

There is more to cutting a wood veneer than initially meets the eye. It is, without a doubt, an art form that has been perfected by expert craftspeople to bring out the very best of the grain and texture of wood. A range of cutting techniques can be used that result in unique architectural veneered panels that are suitable for both commercial and domestic settings.

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Natural Wood Veneer Matching for Eye Catching Design

The way veneers are positioned together can make a huge difference to the finished product. The overall look of the veneered product, whether a door, a piece of furniture or an entire kitchen, determines the technique that’s used. In general, to create a veneer with a first-class finish, a great deal of attention must be paid to the grain of the wood, the patterns of the natural material and the flow of the natural lines.

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Read Veneers Becomes FSC Certified

Read Veneers is proud to announce that they have recently become Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certified. For Read Veneers, certification from the FSC® is confirmation of a commitment to sourcing wood from responsibly managed forests throughout the world and a stand against deforestation.

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A quarter cut American oak veneered dining table crafted by Read Veneers.

The Benefits of Real Wood Veneers

Wood veneering is a common practice in furniture and fixture making. Many items of furniture, flooring, doors and kitchen units in homes and workplaces are veneered and often it’s done to such a high standard that it is difficult to know which are veneered and which are solid wood.

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