The use of such a good finishing material, like veneer, is again in trend. Forty years ago, most of the wooden doors, ceilings, walls, were aimed to sew with plastic, nowadays plastic is mainly found in public places, in offices, and not the most prestigious ones. The use of wood and its imitation is again becoming popular in the manufacture of floors and doors, and other interior items.
Today, much more often than before, you can see doors made with the use of veneer and with a basis of solid pine.
What is veneer?
Some believe that such a coating only looks like wood and is not natural, while others confuse veneered doors with doors made of laminated chipboard, stating that there is not much difference between them.
Veneer is a very thin layer of natural wood. Depending on the method of its production, it can be:
Peeled veneer is the result of processing the wood mass on a machine of a special design, with which a thin cut is made from the source material. This veneer is not the highest quality. As for planed veneer, this is a more valuable material, as it has the best quality texture. Both planed and peeled veneer are used to make high-quality veneered (veneered) furniture. Sawed veneer, obtained mainly by sawing coniferous trees, is most often used in large-scale production of budget class furniture from solid pine.
When a product (for example, a chipboard) is veneered, a thin sheet of veneer is glued to it from one or both sides. Veneer can be both single-layer and double-layer.
In addition, experts classify veneer and, depending on the direction of the cut, while calling it:
In each of the four cases, the veneer has a special pattern of annual rings, which can be either almost parallel stripes, or in the form of cones and curved lines.
Thus, veneer is a completely natural product. Its main advantage is that this material retains a unique texture pattern inherent in the original wood, so that outwardly even MDF doors covered with veneer can not be distinguished from doors made of ordinary wood.
The most commonly used in the production of veneer for doors are walnut and cherry, oak, beech, solid pine, which is explained both by the beauty of the resulting type of finish and the affordability of the price of the source material. Today you can buy not only veneered oak doors, bleached, but also veneer doors in wenge color or maple veneered doors, white veneered doors, but veneers can also be made from trees of more exotic and expensive species.
In addition to the above-mentioned tree species for the manufacture of elite and, accordingly, very expensive veneer use:
- ebony tree;
- Karelian birch;
- amaranth and others
The reasons for the popularity of white oak in the interior
Oak materials have always symbolized strength and durability, so they, as well as any variations thereof (both textured and colored), continue to be popular.
As a variant of the color scheme of this breed of wood, bleached oak turned out to be especially popular today. There are many interior solutions based on its application. For example, a laminate of bleached oak color can be combined with almost any decor.
Designers of elite interiors successfully promote the color "bleached oak", as the basis of many color compositions, especially in the presence of spacious rooms, high ceilings, large windows.
Well, for small rooms, bleached oak is just a godsend, as in this case the light surface of the furniture, floor, doors with a subtle pattern, which usually has oak texture, can expand the space, making it more friendly and warm.
Which door is better: veneered or PVC?
The answer to the question which doors are better depends a lot on where these interior doors are used. For example, it is possible, of course, to install veneered bathroom doors instead of PVC doors, but only if they are covered with waterproof varnish. In other cases, veneered interior doors of wood look more appropriate.
What are interior veneered doors?
The frame of interior doors, in cases where they require high strength, may not be from the commonly used solid pine, but, for example, from natural oak, or metal veneered doors can be used as high-strength veneered doors.
Beautifully look at the door in the interior, having an insert with glass. The real "aristocrats" among the entrance structures are veneered doors with stained glass inserts. Doors with glass open up completely new possibilities when performing zoning space. The external attractiveness of such interior doors in combination with their presentability makes it easy to fit such door designs with glass into many modern stylistic solutions.
Another option worth noting of interior doors are paneled interior doors. The frame of such a panel door is usually made of solid timber made of solid pine (but sometimes also of laminated timber) and consists of such parts:
- top part;
- two side parts;
- the lower part, which is usually made wider than others.
The panel itself is a decorative insert in the door leaf, thinner than the door frame. It is often used in interior doors. In fact, the panel is a small sheet of plywood, a piece of board, inserted inside the main leaf of the door.
Thanks to this simple technique, it is possible to create interior doors of unusual shape, to make their appearance more original, especially if you also add inserts with glass to the overall design of the door structure. A panel for veneered doors can become a center that focuses attention on the decorative properties of the entire interior door or on some separate fragments of it.
With the help of the correct choice of panel material and its shape, you can "fit" interior doors to the overall style of the interior. On the panel can also be three-dimensional patterns and convex decorative elements. In the manufacture of interior veneered doors, they can be made to order in various shapes and sizes, as well as from such materials, which will be determined by the desire and imagination of the client, as well as by the manufacturer.
The demand for veneered doors is constantly growing. This is facilitated by the practicality of these products, the democratic prices of them, their high quality, durability, versatility and durability. Today, on the market, you can find similar doors, both simple and elite (covered, for example, with such rare veneer as fiery birch, rosewood), and deaf, and with glass. Choosing doors with veneer, remember their main advantage: the presence of a truly natural coating. And if you really want to create an atmosphere of comfort in your home, buy just such doors, because they are beautiful and practical.