Need to locate wood vaneers

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 01-19-2018 04:49 PM 582 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Jack Lewis's profile

Jack Lewis

576 posts in 1849 days

01-19-2018 04:49 PM

Some suggestions for GOOD source? Needed for contrast layers in Segmented wood turning.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

6 replies so far

View jmartel's profile


8918 posts in 2921 days

#1 posted 01-19-2018 04:52 PM has always been good to me. But it’s full length/width veneers typically, so might be larger than you are looking for.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

View Loren's profile


10477 posts in 4418 days

#2 posted 01-19-2018 05:13 PM

There are a lot of retail sources. I haven’t
bought a lot of veneer but I’ve never had
a problem with it not being “good” stuff.

The thing that might concern you is thickness
as most veneer is cut to like 1/40th inch.
Finding thicker or thinner in the colors you
want may be a little challenging.

View AZWoody's profile


1477 posts in 1994 days

#3 posted 01-19-2018 06:04 PM

Ebay has a lot of sellers but like Loren said, a lot of veneer material is pretty thin.

I have ordered from there before and was able to find all kinds of species.

View shipwright's profile


8554 posts in 3568 days

#4 posted 01-20-2018 01:44 AM

There are still a few sources of veneer thicker than the modern standard 1/42” but they are few and far between and don’t generally have a wide range of species. ... and very few exotics.
Certainly Wood (mentioned above) has a page called “special thickness veneers” that is worth checking out.
Constantine’s has some but again a small selection of domestics.
B&B Rare Woods has some 1/32” – 1/28” dyed veneer.
High quality (sawn) exotics in 1/32” – 1/16” and thicker are still available from a few custom cutters in Europe and that is a real option for high value pieces.

Of course if 1/42” is OK with you, there are as stated above lots of sources.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

View Woodmaster1's profile


1473 posts in 3358 days

#5 posted 01-20-2018 06:05 AM

You can resaw any type of wood a make your own. That is what a friend of mine does to get the contrast for segmented turning. Cut it, plain it and sand it. You will get great results and it will not cost a lot of money.

View splintergroup's profile


3777 posts in 1993 days

#6 posted 01-20-2018 03:42 PM

I got one of the marquetry “kits” from veneer supplies when he had a sale on them (they run out of stock fast on these so you’ll probably have to wait).

They are scraps of 1/40” veneers, but cost only pennies per square foot. I agree that Certainly Wood is a great source for thicker stock, but the species are more limited.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics