What is Veneer?
Timber veneer is a thin layer of timber of uniform thickness (normally between 0.5mm and 0.85mm thick in Australia and New Zealand). Timber veneer is from a natural and renewable resource competing with non-renewable commodities like steel, aluminium and plastics. Its surface coverage is approximately forty times more than 25mm timber and consequently is the most economical way of utilising precious wood.
- Produced by slicing or peeling selected logs.
- Sliced at approximately 0.6mm (this is normal thickness for the Australian market) or peeled at various thicknesses.
- Several methods are used to create various wood grain patterns. The most commonly produced grains are:
- However, other categories exist to highlight specific features such as: