Types of oak veneer
Well, if you are looking for oak wood veneers, you should have realized that there are many different colors and grains of oak veneer.
So I am trying to tell you as many oak veneers as we know.
In some instances, that is very difficult to choose a suitable type of oak veneer for your woodworking.
In this guide, let me explain 13 types of oak veneer sheets and rolls.
1. 0.5mm and 0.55mm natural oak veneer
Usually, when we talk about oak veneer, which means 0.5mm or 0.55mm thick natural oak veneer sheets.
The common wood species include American red oak veneer, American white oak veneer, and European oak veneer.
Then each type of wood can be cut to crown grains or rift cut quarter grains.
Most wood veneer companies produce and trade with 0.5mm, 0.55mm, and 0.6mm thickness veneers as standard.
Grading them according to the grains, knots, color variation, open defects, mineral streaks, wrinkles, split, knife marks, cross marks, blue spots, and so on.
How to buy natural wood veneers?
The most important is the confirmation of quality grade with wood veneer suppliers.
In China veneer markets, almost every wood veneer slicing factories have their own standard to grading the veneers.
As a result, when some suppliers quote you the same quality AA grade red oak veneers or white oak veneers, the prices will be much different.
If you can go to visit their stocks, you also will see the different AA grade oak veneers.
Previously, you have to go to suppliers` warehouses to see the real wood veneer stocks, then you can discuss the prices face to face.
Personally, I think this is the best way to buy natural wood veneer from China.
Moreover, the net thickness of wood veneers also is one big problem you should know.
As for oak, walnut, ash, Sapele, maple, cherry, rosewood, Zebrano, anigre wood species, the net thickness of 0.5mm veneers is about 0.45mm more or less in Chinese markets.
2. Reconstituted oak veneer
Reconstituted oak veneer is also known as engineered oak veneer, recon veneer, composite veneer, artificial veneer, precomposed veneer, or man-made oak veneer.
You can read the article The Ultimate Buying Guide for Reconstituted Veneer to understand the reconstituted veneer.
Why you should use reconstituted oak veneer?
Because of that has a consistent color and grain from sheet to sheet.
You do not need to worry about natural oak veneer defects and length waste.
No matter recon white oak, recon red oak but also grey oak veneer, dark oak veneer, and platinum oak veneer sheets are available.
Besides, you can order any color and thickness for your woodworking projects.
3. Supper thin oak veneer
In the production of oak veneered panels.
Most Chinese factories press 0.12mm or 0.2mm ultra thin oak veneer sheets on plywood, MDF, chipboard, blockboard.
And many interior wood door factories also use paper thin oak veneers as door skin.
Not dry oak veneer, they use wet thin oak veneer sheets.
So that we do not suggest you choose this thin wet oak veneer if you have no experience of it.
As you know, in Chinese veneer markets, the ultra thin veneer is about 0.15mm for the most popular wood species.
For example, natural American red oak veneer, white oak veneer, walnut veneer, cherry veneer, Burma teak, ebony, rosewood, Sapele.
Most people are looking for paper thin woodgrain veneers for special DIY woodworking, wallpaper, artwork.
Even some of my clients also use them to applying on the metal surface.
In conclusion, thin wood veneers increase the operation rate of wood.
4. Fleece backed oak veneer
If you want flexible and durable thin oak veneer sheets, fleece backed oak veneer is a good option.
Thin oak veneers are with fleece backing and apply for wrapping profile, door architrave and frame, door skin, and furniture decoration.
Sometimes, people are looking for thin wood veneers with good light transparency. We also suggest the fleece backed veneer.
When it comes to saving total materials costs, people like to use fleece backed wood veneer.
When it comes to conserving our forest resources for future generations, we suggest using them.
5. Paper backed oak veneer
If you want to lower price panel size oak veneer sheets, you should consider paper backed oak veneer.
For example, the paper backed red oak veneer sheets can be 2500x610mm or full panel size 2500x1220mm.
But the most important is that can save 50% more costs than random sheets of red oak veneers.
6. Oak veneer rolls
In the production of profile wrapping door frames, architrave. You have to use wood veneer rolls for wrapping.
Besides, for edge sealing of plywood, wood board, MDF, or particleboard, you have to use edge banding veneer rolls.
The most common oak wood species are American red oak veneer rolls and White oak veneer rolls.
They are in huge demand in the production of furniture, wood doors, and wardrobes.
If you are looking for UV prefinished oak veneer rolls, we also can supply top quality at competitive prices.
7. Matched oak veneer layons
In the production of the interior wood door, wardrobe, and furniture.
Matching veneer layons are the important part.
By matching patterns, the oak veneer can make various wonderful oak veneer layons.
You can choose the common book matched oak veneer, slip matched oak veneer, cross matched oak veneer sheets.
For sure, you can also order the customized diamond matching oak veneer layons, reverse diamond matching oak.