Handsome Hues: Transform Your Living Space with Dyed Veneers

Dyed Madrona BurlOne 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 a room with a fireplace and some rich textured fabrics
  • Madrona burl in a delicate mauve shade would be the perfect choice for your daughter’s bedroom vanity
  • Dyed Movingui will wow your guests as a truly eye-catching wood veneer for an incredible liquor cabinet

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Just some thoughts… Mixing remarkable dyed veneers into your home décor will spark your love of design and make for some real conversation pieces. Wait until you see dyed lacewood and birdseye maple veneers; color really brings out their unusual grains for a whole new aesthetic effect.

High quality wood veneers go far in creating a pleasing finish for built-in cabinetry, various furniture pieces, and even entire feature walls. Incorporating or highlighting dyed veneer in any room, either as an accent or a main focus, will get your creative juices flowing. Splash some choice dyed veneer colors throughout a room to create visual “echoes” that unify the space.

Choose the Right Cut and Match for Your Dyed Veneer

It is one thing to focus on the effects of beautifully colored dyed veneers for your project, but also having info about the characteristics of the various possible cuts is helpful in terms of planning and creating your overall design. Certain types of logs, wood species, and most importantly, cutting methods will lead to a different overall outcome for your veneer.

There are several common cut variations, each with their own special look:

  • Rotary Cut – Creates a wavy  grain, perfect for Birdseye Maple, or a figure like pomele and burls.
  • Rift Cut – Generates a straight grain by slicing the cant or block of wood at an angle.
  • Quarter Slicing – A straight grain cut created by slicing perpendicular to a tree’s growth rings.
  • Plain Slicing – Slicing parallel to the length of the tree, producing cathedral like arches.

Naturally, having a good color match is important, but making sure that the dyed veneers have a similar striation pattern can be just as essential. Ask your wood veneer provider for their expert advice.


Sabrina Parisette-HerzogSabrina Parisette-Herzog is a 5th generation wood veneer specialist. Owner and President of Herzog Veneers, Inc., and a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, she and her husband Sam started the company in High Point, NC in 1982.
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