What Is Wood Veneer?

Wood veneer is an extremely thin sheet of wood sliced from a log or block of wood. Wood veneer is made from virtually every species of wood and is used as a decorative covering in residential and commercial furniture, doors, wall paneling, and cabinetry. Wood veneer’s appearance is not only dependent on the species of wood used, but also how the veneer sheets are matched. One of the most popular ways to match wood veneer is known as bookmatching, or bookmatched wood veneer.

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What Is Bookmatching/Bookmatched Wood Veneer?

Bookmatching is a process in which two sheets of veneer are laid in a manner so that one sheet is the mirror image of the opposing sheet; much like the pages in an open book. You may already have examples of book matched veneer in your home or office, for instance, on interior doors, cabinets, walls, and furniture. Other examples of bookmatched veneer include fine instruments, such as guitars and violins, and on interior pieces in high-end luxury cars.

Why Should I Use Bookmatched Wood Veneer? 

As mentioned above, bookmatching veneer is a very popular method of installing veneer. This popularity is due to the look of symmetry and balance that bookmatched veneer brings to a finished piece. Bookmatched veneer’s uniformity is often desired when covering multiple cabinets in the same room, interior doors, wall panels, and furniture. However, since wood veneer is a natural product, even book matched veneer sheets will have subtle differences between them; which creates a look of overall conformity while adding unique character to each piece.

How Do I Learn More About Bookmatched Veneer?

Whether it’s a residential or commercial project, wood veneer products offer the ability to create visually stunning works out of engineered wood or solid wood furniture, doors, and cabinets. For more information about book matched wood veneer and how it can be used on your next project, contact us today.

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