Veneer Character

Veneers are the thin sheets of wood are cut from a log for decorative purpose. The uniform thickness (almost 3 mm. or lower) produced by slicing of log or flitches. Full expression of desired grains and figures depend on the selected species of wood and cutting methods. They have been around since the pharaohs ruled Egypt. Early furniture makers used veneers to get a variety of patterns that simply weren’t possible with solid woods. Inlays of burl, crotch patterns, etc. were the result of using veneers. Sometimes veneers were used when a particular wood didn’t have a lot of grain. They will be used to decorate the finest quality and beautiful furnitures. Veneers were much more aesthetically pleasing. It allowed the furniture designers to focus on decorative detail instead of just function.

The mass of the wood’s cell structure constitutes the grain, which follows the main axis of the tree’s truck. We can determine the nature of this grain by the disposition of these longitudinal cells. Trees, which grow straight, usually produce.


The collection of the natural growth features. Difference in growth between the earlywood and latewood, the density of annual growth rings, concentricity or eccentricity of the rings, distribution of the color, effecting of disease or physical damaged, and method of wood conversion into boards will contribute to the figures.


The relative size of wood’s cells. Fine texture has small close spaced cells, whilst coarse texture has relative larger cells. Where the difference between earlywood and latewood is slight, the wood is even-textured, whereas the wood with marked contrast in the growth rings has an uneven-texture.

4.Burl Veneer (Burr)

is the wood trunk, displays a beautiful pattern or tightly packed bud formations that appear as rings and dots. It is supplied in irregular shapes with many sizes. Method of slicing is Rotary cut or Flat Sliced.