Photo Gallery Update for Uniquely Veneer

Our sister website Uniquely Veneer has been updated with additions to the photo gallery from the latest Australian Timber Design Awards. The site is well worth a visit for ideas on the imaginative use of veneers. All finalists in the Awards category Best Use of Timber Veneers have been added to the Fit Outs and Projects section of the website. To view these outstanding examples, click on this link:…. read more

A Manual for Decorative Wood Veneering Technology (2nd Edition)

This new Edition of ‘A Manual for Decorative Wood Veneering Technology’, incorporates the latest research results, including advice on dealing with potential discolouration of veneers exposed to UV light written by Dr. Barbara Ozarska, Leader of the Forest Products Research Group at the University of Melbourne Victoria.  It is an authoritative guide to all the factors involved in the successful use of wood veneers. The Project was financially supported by… read more

Discolouration of Veneers in Damp or Humid Service Conditions

Some veneered products are prone to dark brown/grey staining when exposed to hot and humid conditions. This publication contains recommendations to prevent the problem. Download a copy (PDF, 0.1MB).

TVAA Announces New Veneer Product Manual

The Timber Veneer Association of Australia (TVAA) is proud to announce a completely new edition of the popular Veneer Product Information Manual. The new 28-page manual, simply titled Veneer, is not just an update but has been rewritten to include the latest information on a range of issues including Chain of Custody Certification Explanation of veneer production from tree to veneer Detailed advice on sequence matching for continuity Guidelines on… read more

No problem with supply of veneered board

One of Australia’s largest suppliers of veneered board, Amerind, was recently placed in receivership. Customers of Amerind in the furniture and cabinetmaking sectors have expressed concern about the future supply of veneered board and the industry’s capacity to fill the gap.   Rod Sharp, President of the Timber Veneer Association of Australia, has put those fears to rest. “TVAA’s panel producer members would welcome inquiries from former customers of Amerind”,… read more

Skateboards get a lift with marquetry veneers

The Timber Veneer Association is always interested to find veneers being used in novel ways. One such interesting use is decorating the tops and bases of skateboards. In 2013 a group of about 30 industrial arts teachers attended  courses organised by Steve Delaney at Warrawong High School through the IIATE (Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education) to construct a skateboard each. The course was taught by Martin Naughton from Murwillumbah… read more