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Essex Wood Veneer Company Read Veneers on the Origin of Real Wood Veneers
Real wood veneers are an environmentally sound and attractive way to use natural timbers to stunning effect. Essex wood veneer company Read Veneers has been taking a look at how real wood veneers are produced. It's a very interesting process!
By: Read Veneers Ltd
Looking at the origins of real wood veneers, Essex based Read Veneers explain that there are a number of key parts of a tree that are used in their production. The first part is the trunk which starts just a little higher than the stump and extends upwards towards the crotch (where the branches start). When the trunk is quarter, flat or rotary cut (all different methods of slicing logs) the resulting veneers are long in style and effectively show off the grain.
The second part of the tree is the point where the trunk branches off. This is called the crotch and veneers cut from this part of the tree display beautiful swirls and flame-effect features.
The third part of the tree is the stump. This cuts to twisting, swirling effects and, where there are knobbly growths protruding known as burls, these can be used to achieve amazing results that resemble eyes. Whilst these burls can be tricky to manipulate, a good veneer woodworking company will be able to attain superb patterns.
Paul Read is director of Read Veneers. He explains that decorative wood veneers are produced from carefully selected logs, chosen for their suitability in size, rate of growth and visual features including burls, knots and colour. The choice of veneer cutting method plays a crucial role in the final product's appeal and usability, as does the way the veneer leaves are matched.
"Most real wood veneers are cut from hardwood trees, he says. "Softwoods are sometimes used for their more decorative appeal. There is extensive choice when it comes to timbers. Running through the entire shade and colour spectrum, you will find everything from subtle through to highly detailed, eye-catching effects."
Read Veneers personally selects and offers an extensive range of the highest quality natural wood veneers including exotic and unusual species as well as the more popular varieties. Their long term experience allows them to be at the disposal of interior designers, architects and furniture makers for helpful advice and recommendations on style and choice of veneer. For more information visit http://readveneersltd.co.uk.
Page Updated Last on: Oct 15, 2016