Wood veneer panels can transform interiors in an incredibly striking way. From wow-factor receptions and elegant boardrooms to stunning bedrooms, wood veneer finish panels are in very high demand.
In October our Paul Read and 20 other eager cyclists made their way to the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca to make the journey from Cala D’or to Palma with the aim of raising money for Teens Unite and in memory of Gerry Couch who tragically passed away after a car accident in Mallorca in June 2015.
We are looking to take on a veneer presser / wood machinist to support expanding workloads. The successful candidate will have a degree of experience in operating a veneer press, edge bander and sander. Training will be provided on skills specific to the company.
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.
Wood veneers go through fashionable stages just like any interior design craze. Right now we’re seeing great demand for American oak, in a quarter cut finish.
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.
In the midst of the Brentwood countryside, not far from West Horndon station, you’ll find a sizeable converted barn. In this barn you’ll find an extensive workshop: it’s the home of Read Veneers, and the extent of the machinery and operation often come as quite a surprise to those who visit.
Quality wood veneers are expertly cut from a variety of species of trees to achieve different grains, effects, colours and contrasts. We use an array of species to create our high quality wood veneers so that we can offer something to suit every taste and application.
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.
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.