Widen your choice with timber veneers
ARCHITECTS AND interior designers are somewhat limited when it comes to featuring timber in their designs. It really comes down to a handful of hardwoods and softwoods that are available as kiln-dried joinery timbers – some locally-grown species plus a few imports.
Timber veneers provide a much wider choice, with a rich palette of colours and grain patterns stocked by local veneer suppliers. Species such as Japanese sen and pearwood with their prominent grain and distinctive colouring are virtually unobtainable in this country in the form of solid wood.
That raises the question of how one can match an exotic veneer if the same species of solid timber is unavailable in the local market. It’s then a matter of specifying
Timber Veneer Association of Australia