Wood Veneer Sheets | Eveneer Ecoraven
Eveneer is a sliced, reconstructed real wood veneer. Made from rotary peeled timber that is colour enhanced, reformed to a square ‘log’ and then re-sliced into rectangular veneer sheets.
Even in colour and pattern when compared with conventional veneers. Free of the splits, knots, holes and discolouration found in conventional timber veneers.
Suitable for use on wall panelling, joinery, furniture, doors, floors, etc. Manufactured in Italy from poplar grown in agricultural plantations and timbers grown in sustained yield forests.
Also referred to as reconstituted, recon or recut veneer
Supplied in standard sheet sizes for better yield. More suited to modern furniture manufacturing processes.
Can be handled, jointed and laid more easily than conventional veneers. Eliminates the need for progressive numbering to sequence match panels.
Please contact us when your project requires large quantities of veneer so that we can work with you to ensure stock availability.
Products beginning with the prefix even are available in 2800mm lengths, while products beginning with eco are available in 2500mm lengths. If longer lengths are required it will be necessary to specify whether the veneer is to be joined end to end or perhaps the veneer would be better run in a different direction and joined side to side.
If joined end to end the joint will be obvious so should be dealt with as a design feature, but when joined side to side the joint is virtually invisible. The direction of the veneer grain should be indicated on your drawings.
Allows considerable saving of time, materials and labour.
Allows future additions to be more easily matched, damaged panels more easily replaced.
Eveneer ‘logs’ produce approximately 1000 leaves of veneer. Within these logs the variation is minimal, however, as with fabric, carpets, etc, logs from different colour batches can vary in colour by up to 10% due to natural variations in the timbers, their absorption of the dyes and different dye batches.
Different coating systems can also change the finished colour of the veneer. In large or lengthy projects it is important to manage the integration of a new log into the fit-out to avoid noticeable variations, e.g. do not use veneer from 2 different logs in the same section of wall panelling.
Most eveneer veneers exhibit a straight (also known as quarter cut) grain while some have a pattern known as crown. In conventional veneers the crown is caused by the tapering shape of the tree and in eveneer the pattern is replicated in the manufacturing process.
Crown pattern veneers are identified as crown b, c, d, etc, on their labels. Refer pattern diagrams for full leaf pattern. Please indicate on your drawings how you would like your crowns to appear on the finished joinery item.
The method used to slice veneer results in a tight (smooth) side and a loose (rough) side. eveneer should be pressed with the tight side to the panel, so that the loose side is sanded back towards the tighter/ smoother grain. It is recommended that eveneer sheets be slip matched (joined side by side) tight side down.
However, if you are using a burl pattern, e.g. ecococo-burl, to simulate the look of natural burls, it is recommended to cut the sheets down into halves or thirds and book-match the sheets to achieve a symmetrical effect (one piece tight side down, the next, tight side up).
To prevent your veneered panels from warping or bowing, they should be backed with a timber veneer of similar thickness and strength (balancing veneer). For surfaces that are not seen we recommend the use of our reconstructed backing grade veneer, even backs.
For surfaces that will be seen the face veneer should be used on the back. When ordering from your cabinet maker please be aware that these are also known as Good One Side (g1s) with a specified or colour matched back or Good Two Sides (g2s).
Matching veneer edging is available for all eveneer products in standard 0.5mm thickness or as laminated veneer edging LVE in thicknesses of 2mm or over.
All timbers change colour over time if subjected to heat, UV and other light. Some timber colours suffer this effect more than others. Red timbers tend towards brown over time as the red fades. The effect is more marked in grey coloured veneers where the red fades to leave a green hue. It is recommended that eveneer be finished with a polish that includes suitable quantities of UV inhibitors or absorbers in each coat of polish to Retard this effect.
A light overstain on the veneer will also protect the timber from changing colour and is recommended. However, we stress that no timber products or finishes will withstand exposure to direct sunlight.
It is important to note that some polyurethanes are more yellow than others and may also become more yellow with age. To minimise this, a non-yellowing polish should be specified. To date the clearest finish available is acrylic modified polyurethane.