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The Complete Guide to Know Your Wood Veneers

28 Jun, 2022

The Complete Guide to Know Your Wood Veneers

What are Wood Veneers?

Wood veneers are a great option for those who want to add luxury and elegance to their interior decor. Wood veneers can be made from many different types of woods, including Oak, Maple, Walnut, Cherry, and Mahogany. Wood veneers come in many different styles, colors, shapes, sizes, textures, finishes, and thicknesses.

A veneer is a thin slice of wood cut from a log with a slicing machine. It is used on plywood or fine furniture for decorative purposes to create an effect of having used solid wood, thus providing an economic way to use rare and valuable timber resources. They provide a natural look and feel, and they can be used to make a piece of furniture look like it’s made from different types of wood. They are used in furniture, floors, and walls.

Decorative veneers combined with plywood are more stable than using some species of timber which can be prone to warping and splitting. Another benefit is the extensive range of colors and veneers created from expensive species of wood, thus making them affordable.

Veneers can be easily deceptive once dyed in various colors or given fancy name tags. They may look strikingly different, but do not qualify as exotic.

Jalaram Natural Veneers has some of the truly exotic species of veneers that are sold with the original botanical names. The face thickness of 0.5mm - 0.6mm gives a sturdier look and can be sanded and repolished a number of times. The quality, fair pricing, and unmatched range at Jalaram have stood the test of time and are unparalleled in the country today.

Jalaram is the pioneer for veneers in India and is renowned for having the widest range and the best quality. The quality is a decisive factor in determining which veneer to be used. Over three decades of experience, expertise, and contacts all over the world enable us to guarantee you high-quality veneers based on trust and reliability.

This means you can use them for any type of project you have in mind: from small decorative items to large structural ones. The making process of wood veneers is very long and complicated, which leads to the variety of types of wood veneers available on the market.

The Process of Making Wood Veneers at our Kerala Factory

Our factory, 'Natural Wood & Veneers Pvt. Ltd.' is spread over 6 acres and located at Vettickal. Mulanthuruthy in Ernakulam district, Kerala. It is 20 km away from Kochi and an hour's drive from Kochi airport.

Our factory has a fully-fledged slicing & peeling facility and kiln drying chambers. Within our factory premises, we also house an innovative showroom that showcases high volumes and varieties of wood, veneers, and flooring.

Veneers can be made from any type of wood, including rare and exotic woods. The process of making a wood veneer starts with slicing a log into thin sheets of wood from a log that is glued onto a substrate. The most common substrates are plywood. This process is known as lamination. Laminated wood veneers are strong and durable, and they can be made in a variety of colors and patterns.

There are over different types of wood veneers available in our factory which is spread over 6 acres in Kerala, each with its own unique grain and color. The wood veneers are then sorted and graded according to their quality. The best veneers are sent to the Mumbai showroom, where they are carefully selected by clients. The remaining veneers are used in the 6-acre factory, where they are made into a variety of products such as doors, floors, and furniture.

The company has a large team of skilled workers who are experts in cutting, sanding, and applying veneers. They use the latest machinery to ensure that each veneer is cut to perfection.

We can provide custom veneers to match your specific project requirements. We also have a wide range of veneer finishes to choose from, including natural, fumed, smoked, and dyed finishes.

Wood Veneers: Types and Uses

Wood Veneers are several types differing in the manufacturing process, characteristics, and appearance which are used according to the wood texture, grain, and pattern to elevate your interior design.

Jalaram stocks endless varieties of wood species from across the globe. Each is unique and different from the other in color, characteristics, texture, and structure. Jalaram stocks unlimited design possibilities such as straight grains, floral, figured, pommele, crotch, cluster, and burls from the same species such as Walnut, Oak, Sycamore, Mahogany, and many others. Jalaram specializes in some very rare, unique, and exotic veneers which are one of their kind and can be termed as "limited editions".

Natural, Patterned, Engineered, Dyed, Fumed & Smoked Veneers, we have every type that an architect & interior designer needs to create a fruitful project.

Veneers are often used in furniture, cabinetry, and flooring. Veneers have several advantages. They are less likely to warp or crack than solid wood, and they can be used to create a beautiful, consistent grain pattern. Veneers can also be sanded and stained to match the surrounding wood. Wood veneers can be stained or painted and are available in a variety of colors and grain patterns. Veneers can also be sanded and stained to match the surrounding wood.

Conclusion: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Wood Veneers

Veneers can be made from different types of wood, including hardwoods and softwoods. Hardwood is the trees that are harder to trim by nature like Walnut. Hardwood Veneers are made from thinner slices of wood, typically around 1/16 inch thick. They are typically more expensive and have a more decorative grain pattern. Softwoods are less expensive and have a more uniform grain pattern.

Softwood veneers are made from thicker slices of wood, usually around 1/8 inch thick or more. They're less expensive than hardwood veneers, but they're also not as durable.

Composite veneers are made from a mixture of wood fibers and plastic resins. They are very tough and resist scratching and denting, but they are also the most expensive type of veneer.

Wood veneers have several advantages over solid wood. They're lighter and easier to work with, for one thing. They're also more consistent in color and grain pattern since they're made from thin slices of wood that are all of the same species. And because they're thinner than solid wood, they can be bent and shaped more easily.

There are many types of wood veneers, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The most common type is the hardwood veneer, which is made from thin slices of wood that are glued together.

Hardwood veneers are very strong and durable, making them ideal for use in high-traffic areas. However, they are also more expensive than other types of veneers. Softwood veneers are made from thin slices of pine or fir that are glued together. They are not as strong as hardwood veneers, but they are much cheaper.

Veneers have several advantages. They are less likely to warp or crack than solid wood, and they can be used to create a beautiful, consistent grain pattern.

There are some disadvantages to using veneers. They are not as strong as solid wood, so they may not be suitable for high-traffic areas or areas that require a lot of wear and tear. Veneers can also be damaged by moisture and heat, so they need to be properly sealed and protected.