Veneer paneling may be a good option for an old record player, or bookcase with a unique wood pattern. Veneer paneling is a thin piece of wood (less than an inch) that is applied to exposed parts of a variety projects. These include tables, chairs, custom wood doors, and cabinets.
Veneers play an essential role in many aspects of construction. A majority of distributors have a large selection of hardwood veneers available, and the option to order other wood species. You can view veneers online, but it’s better to ask for a specimen in person to feel the grain.
Veneer paneling can give the illusion that a solid wood core is present, but cores used in projects are often made out of MDF, particle board, or other less expensive species of wood. Veneer panels are thinner than thicker boards, so woodworkers are able create projects with exotic and rare lumber that would have been much more expensive if they were made in thicker amounts.
Veneer panels allow you to incorporate delicate and exotic wood species into projects that require long-term durability. Solid lumber will eventually warp under humidity exposure, while pre-assembled or prehung doors with veneer paneling (or MDF cores) will last longer. Veneer panels may be used for fire-rated doors. They must adhere to industry standards.
Veneer panels are classified according to their country of origin. The veneers that are domestic are made from North America’s lumber. Exotic veneers are imported from abroad. There are certain wood types that can grow both domestically and internationally. However, their appearances may vary by region. Oak trees are most common in Europe and North Africa, Western Asia, North America, and North America. However, there are many types of oak, including oak veneer doors English Brown Oak. This type gets its dark brown color naturally from the fungus found in the region.
Alternately, veneers can be classified by their grain. Plain sliced veneers come in classic wood textures. They are usually characterized by vertical lines. Burl veneers can be a more interesting choice, with their unique swirling designs, reminiscent of marble. Although these patterns are often stunning, they are actually caused deformations in wood by insects, mold, and others. Flame veneers (also known as crotch and trellis veneers) are formed from the wood’s divides. This happens when a tree trunk separates or forms an limb. This results in a feather-like grain that is extremely popular.
Veneer panels can also have natural patterns. They can also be dyed from neutral colors like white, gray, black, and grey to bright and exciting shades of purple, orange, and vice versa. Dyed veneer panels can be used to make dramatic design statements and are perfect for children’s furniture.