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What is wood veneer?

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In woodworking, veneer refers to thin slices of wood and sometimes bark, usually thinner than 3 mm (1/8 inch), that typically are glued onto core panels (typically, wood, plywood, blockboard, particle board or MDF) to produce flat panels such as doors, tops and panels for cabinets, parquet floors and parts of furniture.

 

Wood veneer is obtained either by peeling the trunk of a tree or by slicing large rectangular blocks of wood known as flitches. The appearance of the grain and figure in wood comes from slicing through the growth rings of a tree, and different looks of wood will depend on the angle at which the wood is sliced.

 

The History of Wood Veneer

 

Wood veneer is not a modern invention, but an ancient art. Veneer technology was developed around 3000 BC in Egypt, where is awash with desert and precious woods were priced as rarity.

 

In Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb, incredible veneer work made of ebony and ivory was found, showing that although the woodworking techniques of that time were still very rudimentary, the inner beauty of wood was already sought after.


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