Aesthetics like Natural Wood with Low Cost
Wood veneers provide aesthetics like natural wood with less cost. As there is scarcity of natural wood nowadays, it has become expensive. Wood veneers are only thin slice of wood; they can be easily glued to an engineered wood substrate to provide wood-like aesthetics.
Flexibility in Designs
Each wood veneer sheet is unique as each tree is unique. Even within a tree log, each layer is different. Hence there are endless design possibilities to give your furniture an exclusive look. In comparison to laminates, natural veneers can be customized with polish or varnish to change its shade from light to dark more easily. It helps to achieve edge and surface finishes with uniformity and gives a timeless look to the space.
Increased Strength and Durability
Apart from increasing aesthetics, applying wood veneer sheets to weak engineered woods like particle board can help in increasing its strength. Fiberboards like MDF and HDF are susceptible to damage in presence of water, hence applying wood veneer sheets will protect them from damage and increase its durability. It resists warping and fragmentation. Being natural product, it lasts longer than laminates. However, when wood veneer sheets come in contact with water, its polish may get damaged.
It is an eco-friendly material and can be easily recycled. After its intended lifetime, wood veneers can be crushed to make wood waste which can be utilized in making particle board and MDF.
Better way of Wood Utilization
Wood veneers help in better utilization of wood, as only a thin layer of wood is used to make furniture. A tree log can be used to create only few pieces of furniture, while the same tree log can give you numerous wood veneer sheets which can be utilized as covering materials for many pieces of furniture.