Have you ever worked with wood veneer? I recently fell in love with the stuff when we ordered some really exotic material for a big job. It’s just SO COOL to be able to use thin little strips, that work almost as easily as cardboard, to make all sorts of projects.
That’s why a recent feature on veneer from DIY Ideas caught my eye. There are projects large and small included in the series of photos they’ve put together using veneer. Some of them were pretty neat! I even liked these little flowery shape things…
Cover An Ugly Light With Wood Veneer
I have one picture that I’ve been hanging on to for about a year. I found it on the website for Sunset Magazine. I knew when I saw it that I wanted to do this one of these days. Check it out:
I really like the way this looks. Especially against that red wall. You can tell that underneath is just a simple old-fashioned light fixture.
Where To Find Veneer
I’ll tell you…this stuff is not that easy to buy. There are so many species that local suppliers often have very little. If you live in a major city you can probably find someone who stocks a good selection. Look for a hardwood supplier or specialty lumber company.
The way I found the supplier for the job we were doing was by asking Google. If you search for a particular veneer, or just wood veneer in general, you’ll find suppliers. The only problem you’ll find is that most of the sites are directed at pros and might be hard to deal with. But, on the bright side, if you can work a deal direct with a supplier, you might save some bucks.
The best part is, you can cut it with a razor knife! (…sort of)