Following on with our timber spotlight series, we’re taking a look this time at the beauty of beech, and the charm of cherry and how these lovely trees both make the perfect natural wood veneers.
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!
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.
In 2015, Paul Read and the Couch Classic team raised more than £15,000 for the charity Teens Unite. This year however the bar has been raised and collectively the team is looking to achieve a hugely significant £60,000.