Timber Veneers Melbourne
Leading Natural Timber Veneer Supplier
Timber veneers are a natural product that compromises of thinly sliced wood that is pressed onto either an MDF, particle board or plywood panel. The veneers we have here at Cabinet Timbers are either sourced from Australia, North America & Europe. Depending on how the log is sliced, veneers are generally available in two different options (quarter cut & crown cut).
The quarter cut is when the log is sliced at right angles to growth rings which therefore produces a straight line pattern, Crown cut is when the log is sliced parallel to the growth rings, producing a crown-like figure throughout the veneer. As they are a natural products, there may be variations throughout each panel.
Timber veneers custom sizes can be made to order – lead times apply.
- Natural Product
- Over 100 species are available
- Less tendency to bow than solid timber
- Wall lining
- Kitchens, laundries and bathrooms
- Commercial & Domestic
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Wood Veneers Specifications
All popular veneers are stocked in our Melbourne warehouse including backing veneers on 3mm MDF and 1.5 plywood. Wood veneers can be used for Joinery, Wall units, Kitchen cupboards, Office fit-outs and shopfitting. In fact numerous applications. Veneers not in stock can be made, lead times apply.
Among different kinds of veneers and panels, timber veneers are a very popular and versatile type among various wood panels available in Melbourne, primarily because it caters to an array of functions and design ideas. Timber veneer is especially known for its beautiful finish, which is natural even though tradies who work on this renewable resource often enhance it.
Timber Veneers FAQs
Timber veneer is a thin layer of wood that is sliced or peeled from a larger log and is used as a decorative finish on furniture and other wood products.
It is often used in furniture and cabinetry as a cost-effective and attractive alternative to solid wood. It is also used to add unique patterns or textures to a surface that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with solid wood.
It is usually backed with a paper-based support material, which makes it easier to handle and apply. Timber veneers are often used to enhance the look of a product, or to cover an inexpensive base material like particle board.
Repairing timber veneer is usually a simple process and can be done using a few basic tools. The first step is to identify the area that needs to be repaired. If the veneer is simply cracked or chipped, it can be repaired using a wood filler. If not, then, use a sharp knife to cut out the damaged area.
Use a veneer patch, or a piece of the same veneer that you are repairing, to fill in the area. Apply contact adhesive to the patch and the surrounding veneer, and press the patch into place. Finally, use a veneer scraper or sandpaper to level out the patch with the surrounding veneer.
Finally, you’ll need to apply a finish to the repaired area. Finishing the timber veneer will protect it from further damage and will also help to match the colour of the surrounding area.
Veneer furniture is generally considered high quality due to its durability and aesthetic appeal. Veneer is a thin sheet of wood that is glued to a substrate such as a particle board or MDF and can be used to create a range of furniture pieces.
A veneer is a thin sheet of wood, it is less prone to warping, cracking, and splitting than solid wood and is generally considered to be a more durable material. Veneer furniture also has an attractive look, often featuring beautiful wood grains, unique patterns, and intricate details.
Furthermore, they are a natural product and a cost-effective option as opposed to solid timber furniture. They are a perfect option for vanities, tv units, cupboards etc.
No, veneer and laminate are not the same. Veneer is a thin layer of hardwood applied to either MDF, Plywood or Particle Board.
Laminate is a printed surface normally made out of plastic which is designed to look like real wood which then can be applied to the product.
Wood veneer can be refinished as long as the veneer isn’t too thin.
Refinishing a wood veneer piece of furniture is a delicate process and requires careful preparation, sanding, and staining to ensure that the veneer is not damaged or scratched.
It is important to use the correct tools, such as a soft sanding block and a fine–grit sandpaper, to ensure that the veneer is not damaged during the refinishing process.
Furthermore, it is imperative to not to remove too much of the old finish of the wood veneer when re-applying.
Veneer is generally 1.5mm thick and can be pressed onto a size of your choice. Lead times may apply**.
Veneers generally come pressed on board ranging anywhere from 3mm- 32mm.
Wood veneers can be protected by applying a clear finish such as polyurethane or lacquer. This will protect the wood veneer from damage due to water, heat, and wear & tear.
Additionally, it is important to avoid using harsh abrasives or chemical cleaners on veneer, as these can damage the surface of the veneer.
Wood veneers can be glued to a variety of surfaces, including particle board, plywood, and MDF, using common practices such as either a contact adhesive or a heat-activated adhesive.
Contact adhesive is a glue that is applied directly to the substrate (the surface you are applying the veneer to) and the veneer itself. The iron-on adhesive is applied to the veneer, and then the veneer is heated with a hand-held iron to activate the adhesive and bond it to the substrate.
Both of these methods are relatively simple and can be done with minimal tools. Contact adhesives can also be used in conjunction with mechanical fasteners like screws, staples, and nails to help secure the veneer in place.
Yes, you can paint over veneers, as long as the veneers are still presentable. Before applying paint, it is important to prepare the veneer surface by sanding and cleaning it.
Once the surface is clean and dry, you can apply a primer, followed by the paint of your choice.
There are a few options for this.
- By using the scribing blade or a veneer blade on your panel saw.
- If you are a DIY enthusiast, cut the veneer roughly 5mm over what is needed and plain it back.
- Seek help from a cabinet maker.
Always ensure you are using he correct tools and techniques to ensure that the veneer is not damaged or chipped.
Additionally, it is important to use a cutting board and avoid pressing down too hard to ensure that the veneer does not chip.
The product already comes sanded but it is advisable to give it a light sand before being lacquered.
If you were to sand a veneer door:
It is best to use a fine–grit sandpaper and a sanding block to ensure that the veneer is not damaged during the sanding process. Additionally, it is important to sand in the direction of the wood grain to avoid creating scratches.
Wood veneer sheets come in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, from thin 0.6mm veneers to thicker 1.5mm veneers.
Sheets typically come in at 2400×1200, but larger or custom-sized sheets can be specially ordered. The type of wood used for the veneer will also be a factor in determining the size and thickness available, as some species are not available in thicker veneers.
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