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Our Wood Veneers

We offer the following 15 variety of wood veneers. We chose to offer these so that you get a nice palette of color, grain pattern, and open- versus closed-pore finishes. Please bear in mind that although we tried to be as accurate as possible in our representation of wood veneers, different computer screens and monitors may show different colors. In addition, wood veneer is a natural product from an actual tree, so they have natural variations in their color and pattern as well.

 Cherry Wood Veneer

Cherry
American Cherry is our lead-off choice in wood veneers. Ours is stained a warm, reddish-brown color and has a nice even grain pattern. We put a coating on it so that it is feels smooth and uniform.

Mahogany Wood Veneer

Mahogany
Like Cherry, Mahogany has a nice even grain pattern that is smooth to the touch. We stain our Mahogany veneer to be a little browner brown and not so as red brown as the Cherry.

Red Oak Wood Veneer

Red Oak
Unlike Cherry or Mahogany, Red Oak has a much more distinct grain and ray pattern that stands out. Plus, we coat our Red Oak veneer to be "open pore" so that you will feel the grain pattern when you run your hand over it. Some people like it because Red Oak is so woodsy, some people don't like it as much because it does look so woodsy.

Walnut Wood Veneer Walnut
Walnut is treated a little darker, blacker brown than Cherry, Mahogany or Red Oak. Like Red Oak, we coat Walnut to be "open pore" so that you can feel the grain, but Walnut's grain pattern is more fine-textured than Red Oak's and not as easy to discern.
Maple Wood Veneer Maple
Maple leads off our choice of less brown and more white-ish wood veneers. Maple's grain pattern is flat and even, and we highlight that even more with a "closed pore" thick coating on top of it.
White Oak Wood Veneer White Oak
If Maple is flat and even, then White Oak is a busier and visually more interesting choice if you are looking for lighter shade furniture. Like the Red Oak, we treat our White Oak to be "open pore" so that the grain can be seen and felt.
White Ash Wood Veneer White Ash
White Ash is a nice compromise between the flat evenness of Maple and busy grain of White Oak. White Ash's grain's generally flatter and wider than White Oak's, so that it won't look as busy.
Gray Ash Wood Veneer

Gray Ash
So Gray Ash is the same as White Ash in terms of grain pattern and texture. We just wanted to give you a choice of color that is not readily available in nature, in case you wanted gray furniture.

Black Ash Wood Veneer Black Ash
If you want black furniture, then Black Ash is for you. Black Ash has a nice even grain pattern and texture that is treated "open pore".
Blue Ash wood veneer finish Blue Ash
As with the Gray Ash veneer, we wanted to give you a choice of color that is not readily available in nature, in case you wanted blue furniture. As it happens, a lot of new modern buildings look blue, so Blue Ash is a great finish for most of our coat racks.
Bamboo Wood Veneer Bamboo
Instead of the often swirling grain patterns of most woods, Bamboo has a straight vertical grains with occasional circles and nodules. The color is yellow, so it might be best suited to accent pieces, but that is up to you. Bamboo is not wood, but grass that grows very quickly, so a very much an environmentalist choice.
Wenge Wood Veneer Wenge
So Wenge is leading off for our choice of wood veneer choices that might be classified as more "exotic" than the standard cherries, mahoganies and walnuts. Wenge has a tight grain of dark brown and black vertical lines and is a favorite among modern furniture designers.
Ebony Wood Veneer

Ebony
Ebony is another favorite of modern furniture designers looking for that exotic look. Ebony has broader stripes of black and dark brown than Wenge.

Zebrawood Wood Veneer Zebrawood
Zebrawood has the same vertical stripes of black and brown as Ebony, but Zebrawood's brown is a warmer shade of brown. Definitely one of our favorites.
Burl Walnut Wood Veneer Burl Walnut
Burl Walnut, often seen in the dashboards of high-end sedans, does somehow manage to make everything more richer-looking and expensive. It is great for your accent pieces of furniture.

All our wood veneers receive a protective coating of polyurethane. We offer two levels of coating glossiness: Satin and Glossy

Satin Coating on Wood Veneer
Satin coating on wood veneer
Satin Coating on Color Lacquer
Satin coating on color lacquer
Glossy Coating on Wood Veneer
Glossy coating on wood veneer
Glossy Coating on Color Lacquer
Glossy coating on color lacquer
  • Satin coating is not very reflective (more like a dull, indistinct shine) on both wood veneer or color lacquer, and is generally a good choice for most household furniture and would complement well the other furniture you have.
  • Glossy coating is very reflective (like very shiny nail polish), and that is good for accent piece or special pieces that you might want to make stand out. Glossy coating on a big piece of furniture can look a little overwhelming, however.

If you would like to ask for a different wood species, or have suggestions on future wood veneer finishes, please let us know with your order, contact us, or send us a message at sales@1x1modern.com.  1x1 Modern