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Advantages of Sheet Veneer:


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Flexible, affordable and pliable wood veneer sheets are easy to work with and can be used for everything from ceilings, walls, furniture and cabinets. Veneer is a thin slice of wood cut from a log with a slicing, peeling or sawing machine. Wood is often steamed or soaked in very hot water to soften the log so veneer strips can be sliced without worrying about tears or splits. Wood veneer sheets can be used for decorative and architectural purposes and many woodworkers prefer using veneer sheets because of the stability, availability, affordability and practicality.

One of the main advantages to using wood veneer sheets is stability. When you use traditional lumber logs the grain in burl wood can be prone to warping and splitting. Though the natural wood is pleasing to look at it won't be when your ceilings and walls begin splitting open. When you slice wood burl into veneer the wood movement is kept under control by the adhesive and substrate. When sliced properly and cared for correctly wood veneer panels and sheets will by extremely durable and offer your home years of fine looking wood.

Another benefit to using wood veneer is the availability of the product. Some wood species can be quite rare and this scarcity makes buying the wood near impossible for carpenters on a budget. The demand for fine exotic hardwood has created an inflated market where certain types of logs can be worth ten times more than just a few years ago. With veneer you get a cheaper product that is readily available and with exotic veneer sheets you can turn simple projects into well crafted works of art that will look just as good as rare wood species.

Lastly, many home furnishing projects include curves. Trying to bend hardwood when making entertainment centers, siding and stairs can be an experiment in futility and lead to abandoning the project. With pliable and flexible wood veneer sheets you have a wood product that is easy to work with and allows for more creative furniture and wood furnishings.



Helpful Application Hints

Veneer Acclimation

Spray Adhesive Coverage Chart

Special Installation Reminders

Contact Cement Troubleshooting



Pressure Sensitive Veneer Application
Our one page document describes the best methods we've found for this veneer:

PSA Veneer Application Guide



Iron On Veneer / PVA Glue Method
10 mil and even raw veneer can be applied with white or yellow PVA glue and a standard household iron. Here's how to do it.

Iron On Veneer / PVA Glue Method


How is Veneer Made and Matched?
Many visitors wonder how veneers are created so we have included information for you. If you have other questions, contact us and we will cheerfully answer them.

How Veneer is Cut

Veneer Matching Techniques



Glossary of Veneer Terms

If there's a term you don't understand, here's the place to look it up:

Glossary of Veneer Terms



Learn how wood veneer is made

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We have a wealth of experience to share with you. Don't hestitate to contact us by phone, letter or email with your veneer and veneering questions. For technical answers, email tech@oakwoodveneer.co.uk.





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Information on some of our other veneers:
Alder VeneerBeech VeneerBirch (Red) VeneerBirch (White) VeneerBubinga VeneerButternut VeneerCherry VeneerCypress VeneerDouglas Fir VeneerCarpathian Elm BurrHickory VeneerJatoba VeneerLacewood VeneerMadrone VeneerMakore VeneerMaple VeneerPadauk VeneerPearwood VeneerPurpleheart VeneerRed Oak VeneerSapeli VeneerSycamore VeneerTeak VeneerWalnut VeneerWenge VeneerWhite Oak VeneerZebrano Veneer

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