Rustic & Salvaged Veneers
Each year, many trees are cut for other reasons than lumber and veneer production. Highway construction, orchard replanting and safety issues result in a large number of trees going to the landfill, or being cut up for firewood. In some areas, trees are blown down or die on the stump for various reasons. Currently, Exotic Hardwoods is producing veneer from trees salvaged in California and Hawaii.
Oak has long been one of the favorite woods of designers and craftspeople alike. Whilst Rift and Plain Sliced cuts have long predominated, today we see a more rustic and organic look coming into favor. Exotic Hardwoods’ Rustic Oak veneer, characterized by knots, swirling grain and the occasional crack, brings a new life and vibrancy to this venerable wood. Laid up in a Random Match, our Rustic Oak gives a fresh meaning to this old favorite.
This bold new veneer shows wide variations in color, which allows the designer a high degree of latitude in its use. Add to this the subtle textural variations achievable with a careful finish selection, and you have a veneer that is both beautiful and versatile.
This wonderfully rustic veneer, sliced from salvaged ancient European farmhouse beams, delights the senses. Each leaf is unique, resulting in a richly-textured appearance. Characterized by knots and weathered cracks, the color ranges from blonde to a rich honey brown. Laid up in a random match, Reclaimed European Oak is perfect in a casual setting.