Veneer panels are functional home design accessories, which are treated so as to sustain extreme temperature variations and are more resistant to erosions. These panels can easily be installed and with diverse patterns, they create spectacular house interiors.
The process of producing veneer woods starts from cutting thin slices of wood. These slices are finally glued together to a core panel that may either be a wooden structure, particle board or a fiber board with moderate density. The thin wood slices are first treated through various processes to get the desired strength and durability. The outward pattern on the panels is formed by the grains and figures of the tree from which the wood slices have been obtained. The longitudinal patterns also depend on the angle in which they have been sliced. The veneered woods, with their interesting patterns, give a new dimension to home interior design. They can be used on doors, cabinet panels, tops and floors.
There are different varieties of veneers. The Raw Wood type is unique because both the sides can be used for the outward appearance. The natural designs of these panels may have slight variations in the patterns. An added finishing touch can be applied once the panels have been placed appropriately.
Paper-backed panels as the name suggests are supported by paper and usually come in large sheets wherein small pieces are combined prior to the paper backing process. These panels are crack resistant and this makes it an ideal choice for curved surfaces and columns usually found in furniture and cabinet panels.
Phenolic backed veneers are used as a substitute for paper backing and are more environmentally-friendly. Laid Back panels are made by joining small pieces of raw veneers to get the desired size. These four basic varieties can be chosen as per your requirement for use in home interior design.
Panels come in various kinds of outward appearances. The Book Matched pattern is similar to the pages of the book. The Slip Matched pattern refers to the pieces joined together in the same line as they come from the longitudinal section of a log. Radial Matched patterns are formed where the pieces are shaped as a wedge and are joined together. The Diamond Matched pattern refers to the diamond shaped patterns formed while slicing.
Veneer panels undergo different types of cuts like Rotary-Cut, Flat Slicing Cut, Quarter Slicing Cut, Rift Cut and Half Round Slicing to produce unique patterns and designs that can add an exquisite touch of elegance and style to your home interior. These patterns are named according to their outward appearance.
Veneered woods have their own set of benefits. Unlike solid wood, veneers can be made from all types of wood as they are adhered to a strong panel. The glue, along with the supporting panel, enhances its stability. The panels can easily adapt to the required shape and help create a fancy home interior. Woods that are otherwise unsuitable for use in interiors can be processed to form veneer panels without diminishing its strength.
The range of products available is appreciable. You can choose the desired design for your house from a wide range of patterns, colors and designs. For a rustic and traditional home décor you can opt for natural wood veneers which possess extraordinary wood patterns. You can add splash of colors in your home interior by using dyed panels for a more contemporary look. Owing to the scarcity of fine woods, using these panels is definitely a better option as they are more economical and serve the purpose well.