What is a Wood Veneer?
For our range of wooden sideboards, we use a wood veneer which is made up of thin slices of timber that have been bonded to an MDF core. The grain is then meticulously matched and the wood is then finished and treated with a sealant. The great thing about thick veneers is that they give the look of solid timber but with more stability, as they are far less prone to cracking or splitting, unlike solid wood.
How Do I clean a Wood Veneer?
All you need to clean your wood veneer sideboard is a damp, non-abrasive lint-free cloth. For more stubborn marks, apply a dab of mild dishwashing detergent to your cloth and always move in the direction of the wood grain. Stay away from using a sponge, wax-based polishes or cleaning products on your wood veneer as these are designed for raw solid timber rather than veneers. If you are ever unsure about the cleaning product you are using, don’t go ahead and clean the whole sideboard but rather test a small area of the veneer that is out of sight.
Why Choose Wood Veneer?
There are a whole variety of advantages to choosing a wood veneer sideboard, from stability to sustainability.
Because a wood veneer is made from thinner layers of wood that are glued together, splitting or cracking far less likely to occur, unlike with solid wood which is prone to warping and splitting.
When it comes to sustainability, wood veneers use less material than solid wood. Wood veneers are also far more readily available than solid wood, helping to reduce costs but keep quality high.
Mix and Match
: If you want to create a really tactile and on-trend look, match your medium wood sideboard with a glossy white finish. White gloss will help to give the wooden texture a modern spin while keeping your space looking bright and fresh. Alternatively, you could choose a sideboard with a mix of materials. This is a great way to coordinate with existing finishes in your interior while also introducing new colours and materials to your space.
When it comes to choosing the perfect sideboard, it doesn't stop at selecting a sleek-looking finish. Sideboard sizing is key and one part of selecting a sideboard that you’ll want to get right! To make sure you don’t miss anything, here’s a handy checklist of all the vital sideboard measurements:
To get a better idea of how much space your chosen sideboard will occupy, draw out its measurements onto a piece of cardboard and lay it where the sideboard will be positioned. This way you’ll see how much floor space you’ll need and whether there is enough room for people to pass by.
, the most important thing to consider is that the sideboard you choose is functional for your specific needs!