The truth is, veneer has been around for centuries. In ancient Egypt, during the time of the great pyramid builders, thin boards were sawed from logs and in fact, veneer work made of ebony and ivory was put in King Tut’s tomb. Nice!
Veneer techniques during the Renaissance period were very intricate and sophisticated with exotic wood being used to create amazing designs.
By the 1800’s, veneer was used by pairing wood such as maple or birch alongside valuable woods such as mahogany and walnut in order to make the wood go further.
Okay, enough of the history lesson…