PanelWizardâ„¢ is a program designed by Herzog Veneers to help architects, interior planners and woodworkers. Anyone can select images from any veneer log off our real-time website and create different virtual veneer matched panels. Just click on the PanelWizardâ„¢ icon in the full sized samples area. Follow the instructions for either book; book & butt; book & spin; slip or slip & spin matches. A scaled PNG is made via animation that can be emailed to yourself or customer to insert into AutoCAD or any other rendering program. An animation link is also included to re-play how that panel was fashioned. Go to our youtube channel and watch the instructional video on how it works.
Furniture Today, March 3, 2015
HIGH POINT — When consumers shop for clothes, they often look at the tag to see what type fabric it is made from along with the size.
When consumers shop for wood furniture, the tag probably emphasizes the price of the piece versus details such as wood species or finish. If they want those details they’ll likely have to ask the salesperson or look it up online.
How much detail the consumer walks away with largely depends on the salesperson’s knowledge of the product or whether the consumer even cares enough to ask the question in the first place.
For an industry that bases its success on the use of certain wood materials in the finished product, it would seem critical to communicate that story in some fashion, particularly if manufacturers and retailers want consumers to pay more for a particular wood product, whether it’s a bed or dining table. Continue Reading…
Hickory is one of the hardest and strongest woods available and is particularly noted for its durability and impact resistance. These factors make it an excellent choice for cabinets, panels and surfaces in high traffic areas of your home or office.
Hickory is renowned for the strong and striking contrast between its pale sapwood and pinkish to brown heartwood. Interior decorators often highlight this attractive contrast to create a dramatic effect and to bring particular warmth into your kitchen and other living areas.
Hickory can be either rustic or clear. Hickory rustic grade might have knots, bird-peck and color streaks while the clear grade would have a uniform color with tight growth rings and very little contrast.
Wood Veneers vs. Solid Lumber
Wood veneer has a number of distinct advantages over solid lumber, which should be taken into account when decorating your home or Continue Reading…
One of the pleasures of being a homeowner comes from finding that perfect look and mood for a room. Every space is a tantalizingly blank palette, just waiting to be accented with color and the incomparable appeal of authentic wood grain, according to your personal taste and imagination.
Vat dyed veneers have the advantage of the color penetrating through the whole thickness of the veneer. Thus, the grain is enhanced and only simple clear coat finishes are required. With bleaching and dying a much larger color pallet is possible than with just surface staining.
Suggestions for Dyed Veneers, Both Subtle and Bold
- Ash dyed veneer in a fresh looking green would look terrific on kitchen cabinet fronts
- You might prefer the tawny taupe of dyed Koto wood, a warm and subtle look for cabinets or tables
- Koto dyed veneer in a glorious and warm bright orange enhance built-in shelving in a family room or den – especially effective in Continue Reading…