Our standard veneers that,
usually held in stock, are Jarrah and Bubinga. Tasmanian Blackwood
is sometimes stocked and can be ordered at any time. None of these
veneers are from Rainforest trees and all are either naturally
plentiful or Plantation Grown.
Most other veneer are available
to order. A small extra cost, usually about 5%, may be levied
to cover costs of "One Off Orders". Naturally
the extra cost of unusally expensive veneers will be also added.
Jarrah is an Australian
Hardwood. It is incredibly hard and is commonly used as a decking
timber, Railway Sleepers and Outdoor Furniture. It was made into
shovels during World War 11 for use in London for picking up
incendiaries dropped by German bombers. It was the only material
that they didn't just burn through. It is extremely resistant
to weathering. It comes an varying colors ranging from a light
pink, to brown to virtually black. Furniture Grade veneers are
usually brownish with a reddish tinge. Grain ranges from quite
prominent to reasonably straight.
Bubinga is a South African
timber. It is available in either quilted cut or crown cut. The
crown cut gives standard timber grain, and the quilted cut gives
a burled effect.(as pictured)
Bubinga is naturally a
very pale timber with a light creamy color. It is stained to
the deep translucent red pictured. When a light is shone
onto the surface, it takes on a 3D like appearance where it looks
like you could reach right into it.
Despite its name, Blackwood
is actually very light colored. It is a very hard wood which
is very light when new, but ages to a deep honey color. It
is widely used in fine furniture, wall units and tables.