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Forum topic by Coodeville posted 08-30-2017 06:44 PM 566 views 2 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2017 06:44 PM

I’m refacing a bathroom vanity and would like to use a wood veneer thats not too grainy or knotty looking. At firt I picked cherry but its not clear enough for me. What wood veneer would you recommend ? The veneer will be stained after its applied.


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#1 posted 08-30-2017 07:40 PM

It’s really up to you to choose what you like. Here is a link to the veneer dealer I work with. I like them because the photos are of the actual sheet(s) they will send you.

https://www.veneersupplies.com

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#2 posted 08-30-2017 09:42 PM

GL Veneer sells direct on its website, or, through standard distribution channels. There’s a $5 box charge plus actual shipping from CA.

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#3 posted 08-30-2017 11:16 PM

another option for a supplier is Certainly Wood.

https://www.certainlywood.com/index.php

You might look at flat cut white ash, it often has a subdued grain pattern. A lot of the veneer will be highly figured, since the really figured logs tend to end up at the veneer mills.

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#4 posted 08-30-2017 11:38 PM



another option for a supplier is Certainly Wood.

- TungOil

That’s the other one I was trying to think of. I know shipwright (Paul M) recommends them all the time, and there aren’t too many folks on here that know veneer like he does.

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#5 posted 08-31-2017 02:14 AM

+1 for Certainly Wood. Not to say the others aren’t as good but because they are about the only supplier of veneers in 1/16” thickness. Regardless of your ability or experience, thicker is better IMHO. Click on “Special Thickness Veneer” on their wood menu page.
Or here’s the link https://www.certainlywood.com/woodmenu2.php?category=Special%20Thickness%20Veneers

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#6 posted 08-31-2017 02:16 PM

I usually buy from veneer supplies, excellent selection, pictures of what you will actually get and good prices. Their 95+ sq.ft pack is an excellent bargain.

The other great place is certainlywood. thick veneers and great pricing.

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