11 Jan, 2023
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17 Wood Veneer Types for Your Interiors 

The furniture industry is currently undergoing significant advancements, which have resulted in the discovery of numerous trends. It is no longer merely an indoor showcase but a fashion statement. When you prefer a new style for your furniture, that will refresh the entire interior of your home.

Wooden furniture is always thought to be a luxurious addition to your home’s decor.  High-quality wood furniture is handed down through several generations as a priceless heirloom and is long-lasting too. But even the best wood can be damaged by scratches and abrasions if it is not properly maintained. The maintenance cost is high for wooden furniture, which is also difficult to move.

Do you know what the alternative is? Yes, wood veneers are the best choice instead of solid wooden furniture for cabinets, walls, flooring, etc. 

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Why Are Wood Veneers Preferred to Solid Wood?

Wood veneers are lighter than solid wood, available at a reasonable price, and will come in various designs for furniture. They are made by arranging and attaching thin sheets of natural wood to the flipboard. They are eco-friendly, affordable, and come at a reasonable price too.

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 Let’s go through the reasons why people choose wood veneers.

  • People can choose veneers for cabinets and drawers, for example, to give them a high-end look at a reasonable price.
  • Wood veneers give you more design options for your interiors in kitchen cabinets, wall panelling, doors, flooring, etc.
  • They give a perfect finish to the surfaces and are thus used for corporate offices, conference rooms, and receptions.

Which Kinds of Wood Are Used to Make Veneers?

Varieties of species of common and exotic hardwoods and softwoods are used to create wooden veneers. Hardwood veneer is available domestically and internationally and comes in the species oak, beech, and maple. While pines are also used, Douglas fir is the most widely used tree species for softwood veneer.

Ash, beech, butternut, cherry, maple, oak, pine, walnut, fir, hickory, poplar, etc. are the general woods used for the manufacturing of wooden veneers. According to production and usage, wooden veneers are classified into different types. 

Let’s go through a detailed analysis of the different types of wooden veneers, their uses, and their manufacturing methods.

A Quick Overview of 17 Wood Veneer Types

The many varieties of wood used for veneers have quite different appearances and offer distinctive qualities, but they all provide an aesthetic effect in addition to adding warmth to the room you’re working on. Let’s go through the types of wood veneers and their uses.

1. Natural Wood Veneer 

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Raw natural wood veneers are produced by slicing big wooden blocks that are cut from the tree trunk. Each of the wood veneers is distinct because no two trees, even those of the same species, are alike. Thus, you will get 100% unique wood veneers for your interiors.

We offer both thick and paper-thin wood veneers in different styles. 0.5-mm-thick veneers, bamboo veneers, exotic veneers with dyes, etc. are the special natural veneers that enhance the beauty of your interiors. 

The benefit of using natural veneers is, we can recreate the natural wood finish for your interiors as well as traditional wooden styles like teak, redwood, mahogany, etc.

2. Engineered Wood Veneer

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Engineered wood veneers were created by slicing the artificial wood veneer into tiny sheets, and thus they came to be known as “reconstituted wood veneers.” To achieve the natural wood effect, many manufacturing processes are involved in the creation of engineered wood. As a result, we can recreate the rare species’ wooden effect with engineered wood, which will complement your interior designs. 

Engineering woods can be created in large quantities, which ensures that each sheet has its own unique colour and grain.

3. Backed Wood Veneers 

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In order to give strength to wooden veneers, some extra materials were added during manufacturing. The materials, like special papers, foils, cloth materials, etc., are used as backings. During manufacturing, these materials are added to one end of the veneers and are more flexible than natural wood veneers. This helps protect the wood veneers from cracks and damage.

4. Veneer Rolls

It gives furniture edges and other sharply shaped objects a stylish finish that is flexible and lasts a long time. Very thin, sheets of premium wood are planed and then joined to the necessary size using a unique technique that fully closes all connections. 

Do you know why people love to use Venner rolls? The reason behind this is flexibility. The material is inexpensive and can be rolled, wrapped, and handled as needed. 

5. Special & Rare Veneer

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 Everyone likes their interiors to be unique, so they demand them. In order to offer such an effect, exotic veneers are an option. 

Crotch wooden veneers for recreating mahogany, redwood, and other wooden styles. Figured veneers recreate maple, cherry, and other styles.

 Another special exotic veneer can be obtained by adding the dye effect to the wooden veneers.

6. Fine Liner Veneer

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Fine-line veneer can be recreated from softwood rotary cut veneer by pressing veneer sheets together with glue and recreating them into small block pieces. They are made from peeled softwood veneer, and can be used to create veneer in a wide range of colours, patterns, and sizes.

Fine liner Veneer gives you a common pale colour combination and is suitable for offices.

7. Laid-up Veneer

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Usually, it takes more time to create a laid-up veneer because of its larger size. A laid-up veneer can be created by adding small pieces of raw veneer together to get large wooden veneers. It is used for projects that need a specific size and design. 

8. Matching Wood Veneer 

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If you are looking for your own way of creating wooden veneers, then matching veneers is the solution. Choosing the right matching patterns for creating wooden patterns provides the desired finish and appearance. Book matching, centre sheet matching, and random sheet matching are the three most common matching techniques.

9. Rotary Cut Veneer

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This is also considered one of the more common types of wooden veneer. It is cheap when compared with other wooden veneers, and it is the product obtained from the log. These are made from oak, pine, and other commonly available trees. The layers are glued together to make the sheet and are mainly used for wooden doors. 

10. Sliced Wood Veneer

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These types of wood veneers can be obtained from trees like mahogany, ash, beech, elm, etc. Sliced wooden veneers have a unique structure, and unlike other wooden veneers, the direction of the grain has to be defined while manufacturing the veneers.  

11. Shop Sawn Veneer

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This can be obtained by sawing the pieces to the desired thickness, which is why it is so expensive. Used primarily in musical instruments such as the violin and other stringed instruments. It is in perfect finish and is thus used for premium decorative products   

12. Decorative Veneer 

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These are designed wooden veneers used for varieties of applications and recreational opportunities. Natural wooden veneers are painted and designed in various shades so that they can be customised to meet any needs. Thus, the designed veneers can be used in different cabinets, furniture, and flooring to make your home’s interior a fabulous one.

13. Multilayer Veneers

As its name indicates, multiple layers of wood veneers are combined and glued together to make multilayer veneers. These veneers offer high strength and elasticity to help mould new products.

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It offers multiple shades in different geometric patterns, giving a traditional and modern style to the interiors.  

14. 3D Veneer

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3D veneers are trendy wooden veneers that provide an eye-catching, stylish look to furniture in different shades. Various textures are created by pressing thin sheets in minute volumetric processes, resulting in different patterns in 3D. Natural wood patterns combined with modern, trendy characteristics result in 3D veneer innovation.

15. Spliced Veneer 

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Spliced sheets are symmetrical sheets with unique patterns. The cropped and small pieces can be used for development and thus consume all the products without wastage.

16. Dyed Veneers 

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Natural wood veneers are dyed with varieties of colour shades and patterns, leading to the development of dyed veneers. It differs from the conventional stained look in that it preserves the beauty of the original wood grains and is defect-free. Grey, white, black, and other multiple-dyed veneers are available in dyed veneers.

17. Smoked Veneer

If you prefer dark and brown-coloured veneer, then the smoke veneer is the best choice. The colour is obtained by vaporising the ammonia in natural wooden veneers. This will give you the actual traditional colour for the furniture. This is also called fumed veneer and is mainly used for walls and wooden furniture.

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Smoked veneer sheets are the finest option if you want a rustic style for your interior furnishings and wall panels. Additionally, you can purchase smoked veneer in a light brown shade that resembles eucalyptus.

Sum Up

Even though traditional wood gives a classic look to furniture, cabinets, floors, etc., it has a lot of limitations. Veneers add an elegant appearance to your interiors by using specific designs and colours while maintaining classy, traditional styles. A veneer is becoming increasingly popular due to its lightweight and low cost. Veneer furniture resembles an artistic structure on a real wood surface.

Varna Group of Companies provides a wide variety of wooden veneers to enhance the interior beauty of your home. We also supply modular kitchen accessories, interior hardware, and varieties of glass and plywood.

Demand what you need and get in touch with us to create your unique and stylish interiors.

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