Frequently Asked Questions
What is wood veneer?
The primary idea of wood veneer originates in ancient Egypt circa 3000 BC and continues into modern day woodworking. Egypt consists mostly of desert, wood was rare and highly valued; therefore, ancient Egyptians saw logs into thin boards to utilize the material well.
After Industrial Revolution in 18th century, veneers were produced by machines and become uniformly thin.
Nowadays, there're hundreds of different types of veneers available from various tree species, such as Cherry, Maple, Oak, Walnut, Ash,...etc. these are commonly made, as well as exotic and rare species such as different kind of burls veneers, Teak, Rosewood, Ebony, Ovangal.. and so on.
Aside from having better utilization of wood, there're several advantages for using wood veneers.
(1) Compared with solid wood, 0.6mm thickness veneer provide aesthetics like natural wood with less cost and more sustaniable.
(2) Applying wood veneer on particle boards or fiberboards (MDF or HDF) helps to increase its strength and durability; it can also avoid warp and fragmentation that are commonly happened to solid wood products.
(3) Compared to laminates, wood veneers are natural, eco-friendly and non-toxic.
Because each tree is unique, every veneer product has a unique appearance, even the same species, the pattern and color can be various.
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