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Are you about to choose the materials for your design projects? If you are planning to use timber veneer board, there are many factors to consider such as appearance, application and pricing. So, let’s further discuss each factor before making a final decision.



When we talk about appearance, this simply refers to aesthetics. As for choosing timber veneer, you need to look into the available species. Remember, each timber or log is unique and bears no resemblance with another piece. If you want to make sure the desired outcome is achieved once the final laying of the timber panels are done, ask to have a look at some samples.



Where do you wish to apply veneer board, for flooring, ceiling or walls? Or, you have another purpose? Whatever your plans on where to apply them, be sure you are away of the risky elements like exposure to moisture, direct heat or foot traffic. You also need to check on the substrate or material that will be lying under the timber veneer board such as plywood, particleboard or MDF.



The prices of timber veneer board do vary, depending on cut, pattern on the surface and figure. You need to look into the timber veneer supplier’s catalogue, so that you have clear idea on what will match your design project’s budget.

The cut of timber veneer is either done by peeling or slicing. How the timber is cut or sliced has a huge impact on its overall appearance, particularly on the patterns displayed. The common cuts that you will come across are crown, quarter and rotary. As for figures, the common species include birdseye, butt, flame, pommele and quilts. For more varieties feel free to ask the representative.


What other concerns that could affect your design projects?

Aside from the mentioned factors that are crucial when choosing the right timber veneer board, there are also other concerns that could affect the outcome of your design projects like the method used in joining the sheets of veneer. The most common method is called “book matching” wherein the leaves are turned like the pages of a book.  The other methods of joining include slip and butt matching.

Final touches or finishing is another issue that you must consider with timber veneer, especially if you also intend to use it on furniture pieces, fit-out or joinery. Protective coating must be applied on the timber panels and veneer board to make them wear and tear resistant. If unsure on what type of finish or coating product to use for the species of your veneer materials, get the professional advice of Forest Products.

The use of timber veneer for your design projects will not only highlight your elegant taste, but will definitely depict a work of art and quality craftsmanship. Would you like to know more about the different materials that you could use for your upcoming projects? If yes, contact Forest Products and book for a private consultation.


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