Veneer Basics

Retoned Veneers

Light coloured woods such as Tasmanian Oak, Sycamore, Anegre, Birdseye Maple, Tulipwood, and Koto, are dyed to produce artificially coloured veneers. The veneer is pressure-treated for maximum penetration of the colour into each veneer.

The advantages of retoned veneers are:

  • One or a dozen manufacturers can fabricate different portions of a project while maintaining colour consistency throughout the project.
  • As the veneers are coloured right through their thickness, they can be sanded or touched up during manufacture or in the field.
  • As the colour is predetermined and consistent it means that the need for labour intensive staining and colour matching has been eliminated.