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Give a new look to a favourite piece of furniture

Give a new look to a favourite piece of furniture

It might seem like an old adage but the phrase ‘they don’t make it like they used to!’ is certainly often true of furniture.

Buying a new item of furniture is the preferred way for many, especially if it no longer suits your interior space or your style. But, if your treasured piece of furniture was a family heirloom, or a substantial investment, or even just a favourite item that you love or that has a sentimental value, parting with it doesn’t always have to be the answer!

For sure, you can consider painting it to give it a totally different feel, but unless you like the distressed look, a well used sideboard, dining room table, or even kitchen units that have been painted are going to show scuff marks quickly.

That’s where wood veneer comes into its own.

Made from real wood, each piece of veneer is actually a sheet of very thin timber, which is applied to the outermost flat surface of the furniture. For an established user of wood veneer, tackling any restoration project is likely to be an easy undertaking. But for a novice restorer, or for an item of furniture that has curves, it might be easier to use a veneer product that is considered easier to work with.

Our Fleece Backed and 3D Textured ranges comes in sheet format, both of which are backed with fleece. Not only are these veneers ultra-flexible they are equally much easier to apply to the chosen surface, thanks to their backing material.

The Fleece Backed range is available in ten finishes including Maple, Pine, Teak and Mahogany and has a smoother surface appearance, whereas the 3D Textured range, which is offered in eight oak finishes, has a structured woodgrain surface.

This range has feature knots and cracks to give a natural, rustic appearance, unlike conventional veneers.

With so many veneers to choose from, it’s not always easy to know which is best for your particular project. So, if you’re looking to renovate, restore or simply update a favourite piece of furniture, or indeed your kitchen units, get in touch and we’ll happily guide you to the right veneer range.
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