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Kinds of veneering

 

I present here to you the esthetic characteristics that some of particular veneerings can have.

GNARL

These veneerings are taken into a sick part of trunk which has an abnormal excrescence. The gnarl is characterized by the presence of little budding in shape of annulus the ones close to the others. Some species of wood are more appreciated than others, like, for instance, the elm gnarl whose design and colour are particularly rich. This king of veneering is used for the making of furniture, little decorative objects and turned wood works. They are sold under an irregular shape and in very varied sizes (15 cm to 1 m of length), these veneerings are the most expensive on the market.

 

BUR

Contrary to the veneering more classical, the bur comes from the stub of tree. These veneerings are very frail and there are sometimes some lacks : in that case, it's necessary to stop out for the finishing when they have a little size because if the holes are too large, one must leave the spoilt piece out. The veins are intertwined and present a twisted grain, what gives a peculiar esthetic aspect.

 

MIXED VENEERING

They have a motive in shape of rib in the middle, while their edges own a design with stripes.

 

STRIPED VENEERING

The design of this kind of veneering presents an alternance of dark and light of sheen on the whole width of the leaf of wood. This characteristic comes from some woods having an undulating grain like, for instance, the sycamore.

 

ELLIPTIC VENEERING

These veneerings are cut perpendicularly at the fork of tree, that is to say the part of trunk which reaches the branches. This part presents a symmetrical design very esthetic.

 

COLOURED VENEERING

Some of species like the sycamore, poplar, pear and other light woods can be coloured artificially. The range of tints is varied. In some cases, these veneerings are dried at high pressure to obtain an optimal penetration of the colour.

Elm gnarl

Elm gnarl

Bur walnut

Bur walnut

Mixed veneering (elm)

Mixed veneering (elm)

Striped veneering(sycamore)

Striped veneering(sycamore)

Elliptic veneering

Elliptic veneering

Two tinted veneerings

Two tinted veneerings

Black pear andgreen sycamore

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Elliptic veneering