Wood Veneer FAQs

FAQs for Sauers & Company Veneers from Johnson Plastics Plus

  1. How do you properly store the veneer sheets?
    To ensure the veneers do not break or bend, the best practice to store the veneers is on a flat surface without any heavy weights on top of the veneers. Placing heavy objects directly on the veneer could cause the material to crack.
  2. How can you flatten the veneer once it is bent?
    After storing the veneer for a long period of time, if you notice any type of movement or change in shape, you can utilize “veneer tamer.” Veneer tamer is a product that aids in flattening the veneer and also can make it more flexible for better adhesion to substrates.
  3. What is “sequence matched”?
    Sequence matched means the wood veneer sheets have been cut in order from the same log, and therefore contain similar or matching grain patterns.
  4. Are the veneers sequence matched?
    The veneers that are sequence matched are the veneer sheets in Cherry, Maple, Walnut, Dyed Black, Padauk, Purpleheart, and Zebrawood.
  5. Will the veneer accept stain or finishes?
    All veneer sheets will accept stains and finished to create your own unique project.
  6. What type of fabrication techniques can be used?
    The veneer products can be laser engraved, vector cut, UV-LED printed, and used in personal die-cutting machine/vinyl cutter (Cricut, Cameo, Silhouette).
  7. What can I create with raw wood veneers?
    You can create a multitude of projects such as trophy and award applications, signage accents, furniture finishes, etc. The wood veneers and banding are also ideal for finely detailed marquetry projects.
  8. What are the benefits of choosing to work with veneers?
    Veneers are made of raw wood material, which makes it an environmentally safe and friendly product and the most sustainable option. Using veneer sheets is a better utilization of wood because smaller amounts are needed for use, which allows the log to give you numerous wood veneer sheets. Wood veneer is made from thin layers of wood, which reduces the chances of splitting, cracking and warping associated that is commonly associated with solid wood. Veneers are also not as susceptible to the typical expansion and contraction experienced by solid lumber.
  9. How are the veneers packaged?
    Veneers are packaged differently than other wood materials. To create consistency with raw wood, the veneer hobby packs are packaged together based on total square footage. The hobby packs that are offered will make up three square feet of material in a ploy bag.
  10. Why does the size of each veneer slightly vary?
    The width of veneer sheet can vary based on the tree species. The log slicer that is used to cut the veneer does not get a good yield on wider pieces. To ensure the best quality and consistency for customers, smaller pieces are cut.
  11. What is the country of origin?
    The materials are harvested and produced in the U.S.