To create a veneer, you cut the timber to about 2 – 3-mm. Then glue it to form panels for furniture, doors, and flooring.
It is possible to create a veneer by cutting large blocks of timber or by peeling. The angles at which the blocks have been cut for wood grain, and other requirements will determine the appearance of the veneer.
You can make many different products with veneers. Basic machining processes are used for basic products with low emphasis on style and design. A variety of high-tech technology is used for more complex furniture items. To achieve these effects, machines are used. Veneers can also be made to look aged or distressed.
Veneers may be a cost-saving option for furniture production (e.g. They can be used to produce large panels at an affordable cost, making chipboard, MDF and plywood look like hardwood.
Veneers are used for many parts of furniture manufacturing. They are most commonly used on the sides of cabinets and wardrobes as well as for complete furniture items, including legs, table tops, and tables. If you are not a wood expert, these tips may be useful for you when shopping for furniture.
Ask if it’s solid, partially solid/part veneered, or fully veneered.
Look closely at any furniture you are interested in to identify veneers. You may notice a thin layer of veneer around edges of tops, panels or drawers.
Look under the item. Is the wood the exact same as the top?
You can check the inside of the drawers for the same wood as the outside.
Take into account the weight. Solid oak products are heavy. However, veneered products can be heavy if they contain a lot MDF.
Does it feel solid and well-made?
If you’re still not happy, type it into Google to see oak veneer door if the product has a brand name.
A costly piece of furniture does not necessarily mean that it is made from 100% solid oak.