Birdseye Maple composite wood veneer 24 x 24 raw no backing 1/42 thickness
Birdseye Maple composite wood veneer 24″ x 24″ raw unbacked veneer 1/42 thickness. Composite is real wood veneer that has been dyed and cut in a manner that produces clean, consistent, defect free sheets. Other sizes and backed sheets are available. A great alternative to natural Birdseye Maple for cost and consistency. Some photos may show other sizes, wet or finished veneer, and customer projects. Product code # 1261. Trust the experience, knowledge, and reputation that has served the wood industry and novices since 1995. Most pictures have been temporarily wet with denatured alcohol on the lower portion of the veneer to show what the grain may look like when finish is added. Color adjustments may have been made to show the color as true as possible. A lot of time and effort is spent on picturing accurately. Come with complete application instructions. That are simple and clear. For raw veneer or un-backed products, we suggest using the Internet to see what advice is available as opinions vary on the best way to handle that product. Below is general information for most of our products. Make sure you check the listing to see which applies to the above product in particular. (will not always be exactly correct, but relatively close). Paper-backed veneers = 1/40. Wood-backed veneers = 1/25. Raw plain veneer with no backing = 1/32″-1/42″. Generally cut with a razor/box knife or similar tools and some type of straight edge. Paper-backed and wood-backed veneers are generally applied with contact cement. Raw plain veneer is applied with white or yellow wood glue and must have pressure applied while drying. Most any conventional finishing products can be used with veneer that is applied correctly. Sometimes veneers have minor splits or tears in them. These are usually taped or repaired in some manner and shouldn’t impact overall quality or satisfaction. We try to show most cracks by taping blue tape over them which is also used to protect the ends. It is painters tape and can be removed easily (use a hair dryer to be safe). There may also be some minor wood filler used to fill cracks and other crevices that may exist (backed products only). Wood products are rarely perfect and some consideration of that may be needed occasionally since this is a natural product. Some raw veneer, especially burls, may require some flattening as it wrinkles some in its’ natural form. There are numerous helpful Internet articles that explain how to do this. It is pretty simple. Some sanding is usually required before finishing to prepare the surface for a finish and occasionally to remove veneer tape, splice glue, or some other imperfection. If the picture shows writing or labels on the veneer, the other side can be used and this shouldn’t be a concern.