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Hardwood Veneer

The leading supplier of hardwood veneer in North America

ANSI/HPVA defines veneer as “a thin sheet of wood, rotary cut, sliced, or sawed from a log, bolt or flitch.”

Birch, red oak, maple, ash, poplar, cherry and other species of fancy veneer are supplied throughout the decorative plywood, furniture, cabinetry, door and profile-wrap industries.

Types of Veneer

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Whole Piece Veneers

Continuous pieces of veneer peeled from a log using a rotary process.

 

 

 

veneer, plywood, hardwood plywoodBook Matched Veneers.

Every other strip of veneer is turned over. This produces a grain pattern that is matched at the veneer joint.

 

 

 

table_SlipMatchSlip Matched Veneers.

Each strip is laid out side by side (without turning over). This produces a repetitive pattern.

 

 

 

table_SplicedSpliced Veneers.

Composed of several pieces of veneer varying in width that are glued together to form a whole sheet. The way they are laid out determines the final look of the veneer.

 

 

 

 

Top Species

 

 

Veneer Grades

  • Select Veneer is composed entirely of heartwood or sapwood and is matched for both grain, pattern and color.
  • Uniform Veneer is also composed of entirely heartwood or sapwood, but is matched for color only.
  • Natural Veneer is composed of both heartwood and sapwood and is generally less expensive than select or uniform veneers.
  • Paint Grade Veneer has a smooth enough finish so none of the wood grain characteristics show through the paint.
  • Stain Grade Veneer is meant to take a clear or tinted stain and still show the natural characteristics of the wood.

How Veneer is Cut