Timber Veneered Doors: What Are Your Options?
If you need special purpose doors to match a specific design in your building, a timber veneered door can be a great customisable option to help you achieve the look that you need.
Timber veneered doors have a thin cut sheet of wood designed to give the door a special aesthetic. The flat sheet can disguise the surface underneath, creating a look that resembles wood or timber.
Why Choose a Timber Veneered Door?
If you want to conceal the functionality of a special purpose door, a timber veneer can be a great option to achieve a specific aesthetic objective. The appearance of the core material of a door may not be desired, for instance, a fire door may be made using aluminium or steel, which won’t really suit the interior of a tavern. Applying a specifically-designed timber veneer can conceal the metal base.
Timber Veneered Doors: What Are the Options?
There are many types of timber veneered door, and many options to choose from, including wood, grain and colour.
Different woods have different colours, so be sure to check the colour of different species to make sure they suit your design. Woods like oak, maple and birch produce lighter veneers. While walnut or mahogany produce darker veneers.
One of the best features of a timber veneered door is the grain pattern, which is produced from different cuts and splices of the wood. Some options include plain, crown, quarter sliced, rotary, rift, birdseye and quilted. If you want to keep the design consistent, and you have a wide range of doors to cover, the grain can be sourced from a single piece of wood.
Wood is a very malleable material, which means a major benefit of using timber veneered doors is that they can be shaped and fitted to suit your specific doors. Another great feature of veneered doors is that they can be cut into specific panels and sections, which are then pieced together to create patterns and artistic designs, with an almost infinite number of possibilities.
Finishing the Veneer
The last step for your veneer is to apply a finish, which adds another level of design options to further customise your doors. Some finishing options include sanding, lacquering, staining, glazing and even painting.
Reconstructed veneers are made from different types of timbers, which are peeled, dyed and reconstructed into a new sheet. With this method, the design can be controlled for a more consistent wood grain, pattern or colour.
Reconstructed veneers are also easy to replicate if matching doors are desired, or replaced in the future. These types of veneers can be a great option for businesses wanting to maintain a certain design but may be subject to constant wear and tear. Reconstructed veneers are helpful as they can be easily replaced to the original specification.
At FSE Special Purpose Doors in Sydney, we specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of fire doors and their decorative components across a range of building projects across Australia. Hopefully, our overview of Timber Veneered Doors was helpful for you in choosing the right option for your project.