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Veneered MDF & Plywood Boards

Our Oak Veneered MDF boards here at Theos Timber Ltd feature decorative veneers which are pieces of solid timber stitched or glued together. Ash Veneered MDF (2440 x 1220mm)Generally on MDF, the thickness of the veneer is about 0.6mm on each side going down the length in one piece then stitched or glued across the whole width. Plywood is generally about 0.2mm on one side going down the length in one piece then stitched or glued across the whole width.

There are two variations generally in the UK

a) Quarter cut – cut at 90 degrees to the grow rings to produce a straight grain effect.
b) Crown cut – cut through the log to give a more crown characteristic.

Generally Crown Cut is on the face and quarter cut is on the reverse, but in OAK you can specify to have quarter cut on both sides. Please contact us for prices and availability.

Wide Range of Oak Veneered MDF Boards

Take a look at our wide selection of veneered boards, including both MDF and Plywood options in a range of styles and colours, from beautiful oak veneer MDF to warm cherry and rich walnut. Whatever look you want, you can find a veneer here to suit it.

What Are Veneered Boards?

Veneered boards are a solid hardwood alternative with a wide range of uses. Veneered boards are suitable for projects ranging from furniture manufacture, shop fittings, interior fittings and wall panelling.With creative slicing and jointing techniques, veneered boards offer diverse applications.

Why Veneered boards have gained popularity

1. They are stable hence not subjected to warping or splitting when bent.
2. Veneer boards are made by glueing together thin layers of wood; therefore, they have additional strength compared to natural wood.
3. They have a smooth finish that shows off the natural beauty of wood.

Oak veneered MDFAll of our veneers are carefully stitched or glued across the entire width to pieces of solid timber, ensuring that the final product is sturdy and durable. In fact, in some circumstances MDF and plywood can be more reliable than solid wood, particularly in situations where heat and humidity are a concern.

Our MDF veneer options have a thickness of around 0.6mm, and our plywood veneers are around 0.2mm, although there may be slight variations in thickness. If you’re not sure what thickness is best for your project, get in touch and we will be happy to advise.

What Are the Differences Between Cuts?

Veneers come in two standard cuts, according to how the layer is sliced from the original piece of wood. Quarter cut veneers are produced by cutting at 90 degrees against the tree’s growth rings, giving a fairly uniform straight grain effect. To see an example, have a look at our Quarter Cut Sapelle MDF.

Crown cut veneers are produced by cutting straight across the centre of the log. This leads to an attractive pattern of crown-like whorls, like the ones you can see on our Crown Cut Sapelle MDF.

Most Oak Veneered MDF boards have crown cut on the face and quarter cut on the reverse, but if you are interested in our oak veneer MDF, we can supply boards with quarter cut on both sides. Please let us know if that’s something you require.

Whatever you need for your latest project, here at Theo’s Timber we can help. We have decades of experience supplying timber and related products in Manchester and throughout the North West, and we take pride in the high quality of our products and service. If you’re looking for the best veneered boards around, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re not sure exactly what you need, give us a call or drop us an email and we’ll help get you started.

Veneered board cutting guide

Veneered boards could be handled either at home with a saw or using a machine for a factory setting. Here are a few steps to guide you on cutting veneered medium density fibreboard using a veneer saw:

1. Use a backing board to secure the workbench. This will ensure there will be no damage to the workbench surface.
2. Hold the board in place. Then choose a cutline and mark both sides lightly using a marker or knife. Remember it is vital to cut against the grain of the wood. Also, cut the veneer from the edges on both sides towards the centre.
3. Next, use the saw blade to cut a quarter inch into the surface on one side. This helps create a clean edge on one side while preventing a tear.
4. Raise the blade’s cut depth such that the gullets are one inch above the surface. Cut the upper side; be careful due to the kickback as the blade is way higher.

Quick steps on how to rip using a veneer saw

On the other hand, one may decide to rip using the veneer saw, here’s how to go about it;
Unlike crosscutting, in ripping one doesn’t have to cut from the edges towards the centre. The edge won’t split while ripping. The biggest task while ripping is keeping the saw from pulling away from the straight line edge. Watch out for soft areas and hard areas that may cause the saw to skip over the edge.

Using a router for cutting a veneered medium density fibreboard

A router is likely to cut the board with a smoother finish. When utilising the router, it is safer to first cut out a slightly larger veneer board than your estimated requirement. Next, while using the router trim the board to your preferred correct size that you require. For a straight line, it is advisable to use a jig or a router table for a perfect cut.

Theos Timber is the ideal provider of veneered medium density fibre boards. We are a Manchester based wholesaler who takes pride in providing quality products and services at customer friendly prices. Theo’s provides a wide range of products and services to suit all your projects. We would love to add you to the list of our happy clients. Contact us today for bespoke timber solutions.  Call us on 0161 834 6789 with any enquiries or email

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