We custom stain all of our Veneer projects at no additional charge, so you get the perfect color made for you, choose one of our Flat Cut Lane Standard Veneers, or if you prefer, upgrade to one of our Quarter Cut or Reconstituted Veneers for that executive look. . . Just send us some kind of color sample to start with, a piece of trim, shelf, drawer face, color sample chip etc. and and we will make up a color sample for your approval.
Our “Lane Standard” Veneers (aka – Flat Cut (FC) or Flat Sliced (FS) Veneer) * (Click on picture to view larger image).
Quarter Cut Veneers (aka – Quarter Cut (QC) or Quarter Sliced (QS) Veneer) – (Upcharge Applies) * (Click on picture to view larger image).
Reconstituted Veneers (aka – Recon, Engineered or Composite Veneer) – (Upcharge Applies) * (Click on picture to view larger image).
Veneer furniture is constructed by gluing thin layers of wood veneers together with the grain at right layers over a thick core. With this crisscross design, the chances of splitting or cracking is reduced. The glue used in the process is the same strong, waterproof adhesive used in aircraft and marine construction, so the end result creates a product that is stronger than the natural wood.
Advantages of Venner:
It’s beautiful. The best and most interesting logs are cut into veneer – typically this is an economic decision. Sellers and veneer makers can make more money from a high quality log that is sliced into veneer than they can from sawing it into boards. And certain cuts, such as burls, are structurally unsound as a solid piece of wood. These beautiful woods can rarely be utilized unless they’re sliced into veneer
It’s environmentally kind. With solid wood, timber is typically sawn into 1″ thick boards. The saw cuts a kerf between boards 1/4″ thick that winds up as sawdust. In contrast, veneer isn’t cut from the log, it’s sliced with a knife – like lunch meat – into 1/32″ leaves or sheets. This process produces 32 veneer surfaces for every 1 that is made into a board and, with no wood wasted as sawdust, another 8 sheets are gained where the saw blade would have gone. That’s 40 surfaces of wood veneer for every 1 board of solid wood.
It creates new design possibilities. Since veneer is so thin and is glued to a stable substrate, it allows designs and arrangements of the wood that would fail in solid wood. Solid wood, even kiln-dried, expands and contracts as the seasons change from summer to winter and back to summer again. For example, a radiant table top would be impossible to create with solid lumber because the seams would open in the winter and swell tightly shut in the summer.
It’s stable. Since veneer is glued to a stable substrate, it produces surfaces that are not prone to warp, splitting or seasonal movement.
It uses substrates. Plywood and medium density fiberboard are the substrates used in with veneers. The use of these lower quality trees creates a market for landowners with these trees and contributes to better forests over time because the trees remaining grow better and faster with less competition for resources.