In comparison to a 1” thick hardwood board, wood veneer cut at 1/40” will yield 40 times more decorative surface area than the wooden board.
The best and most interesting logs are cut into veneer. The myriad choices of different wood veneers in varying cuts offer many more options than it would be possible with hardwood.
Since veneer is glued to a stable substrate, it produces surfaces that are not prone to warp, splitting or seasonal movement.
Since each veneer sheet is unique, and no two trees in the world are identical, the choice is astounding. Thanks to its versatility and flexibility, architects and designers can incorporate wood veneer into their plans as complete interiors or as accents to other materials and mediums.
Wood veneer is still real wood. But technology and tools allow the material to be sliced thin without wastage. Wood veneers get their unique look and character from the species of tree and the method of cutting, such as:
Faux Quarter Cutting
Cutting from the Heart