Veneered Doors: What Are Your Options?

If you have a specific desire for how you want a room or building to look and are considering how your doors will affect this, veneered doors are an excellent solution.

A veneer is a flat, thin piece of wood that is used to cover a surface to give it a unique look that resembles wood or timber.

Veneered doors are an excellent option for those looking to conceal the core material a door is made from, or to achieve a specific aesthetic objective. For example, a fire door may be made using aluminium or steel, but this look simply may not work in a particular building, so a timber veneer may be applied to conceal the metal.

There are quite a few options to consider when choosing veneered doors. Let’s take a look.

Veneered Doors: What Are Your Options?

Wood Type

The type of wood you choose will dictate what colour the veneer will be. There are lots to choose from. For instance, you can choose veneers that resemble lighter woods like oak, maple or birch, or veneers made from darker woods, like walnut or mahogany. This will ensure that your door always suits the design of a room.

Grain Type

One of the most alluring aspects of timber fire doors is the grain pattern. When it comes to choosing veneered doors, this is another option you will need to consider. Different grains are produced by cutting and splicing the wood in different ways.

Common grains/cuts include plain, crown, quarter sliced, rotary, rift, birdseye and quilted. If you have a wide range of doors/items to cover, the grain can often be maintained by sourcing the wood from a single log.

The Veneer Shape

Wood is very malleable. Veneers can be shaped to fit the desired size, shape and configuration of your doors. Veneer sections or panels can also be joined to create flat or patterned designs, opening the door to an almost endless number of design possibilities.

Type of Finish

As a final touch, you can choose to finish your veneer to suit any further aesthetic desires. They can be sanded, lacquered, stained, glazed or painted.

Reconstructed Veneers

These are veneers made different timbers that are peeled and manufactured (and often dyed) into veneer sheets. This process allows the wood grain to be very controlled, offering a more consistent pattern and colour. They are also very easy to replicate and replace.

This may be ideal for businesses or buildings that want to maintain a particular design in the long-term but that are also subject to constant wear and tear and may need to be replaced.

We specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of fire doors and their decorative components across Australia. For further information on veneered doors, contact our office at [email protected] or call 1300 4 DOORS.