A timber veneer is an attractive but thin slice of timber that can be glued onto a furniture surface or wall panel, creating a rich look for very little expenditure of expensive material.
Veneering is an old process that changed and developed along with advances in wood processing and cutting. Historically, veneer was used to decorate the very finest furniture; in recent times, it has also been used to disguise some of the worst.
With the right technique, it is possible to produce very fine veneered furniture using basic woodworking tools.
It is important to keep veneers flat, intact and ready to use.