Do you prefer a natural wooden table top? Our veneer tabletop combines a lively wooden surface of oiled oak, walnut or white oiled ash veneer with a tabletop core of sturdy birch multiplex plywood. With the typical light-dark striped and additionally beveled multiplex edge, the table top has a very filigree and modern appearance - if you place it on our Y table frame with solid wooden legs, for example, you get a sturdy wooden table that looks extremely light.
The beveled edge at an angle of 25° makes the veneer tabletop appear much thinner, almost floating, despite its stability, because only approx. 8 mm of material remains as a visible edge. The filigree appearance is supported by the softly rounded corners in a 50 mm radius, which also have the advantage that you or your children will hardly have any bruises on your legs or head.
Natural surface - oiled and moisture repellent
The veneered surface of oak and walnut veneer is treated with a special natural oil and white ash veneer is additionally treated with a white colored natural oil. This makes the table top moisture repellent and resistant for your everyday use, but the wood remains open-pored for a healthy room climate and retains its natural, warm feel.
The layers of birch multiplex plywood are glued waterproof, their edges are finely sanded and also oiled so that no moisture can penetrate here either.
Fitting table frames
The veneer table top with beveled edge has a very light effect on our Y table frames, where the frame is offset inwards and therefore not visible at first glance. If you choose a Y table frame with solid wood legs, you can create a cozy table (almost) entirely from wood. As a natural contrast, the veneer table top with beveled edge also fits on our technical T table. To prevent the 19 mm thick tabletop from sagging or warping, we advise you to place it on a table frame with supporting frames and always screw it down.
Your veneer tabletop will stay beautiful for a long time
Oiled wood surfaces are protected from dirt and have antibacterial and anti-static properties. The oil maintains the wood and leaves the pores open. If you spill coffee or water on the table top, the protective film of oil prevents the immediate penetration of the liquid, but you should hurry to wipe it away to prevent it from being absorbed into the surface. You can use the veneer tabletop for your dining table, desk, or conference table in the office. But if you take the trouble to re-oil the surface regularly, your wooden tabletop will age gracefully and become even more beautiful.
Good to know
For the veneers, we have opted for the simpler grain "striped," which, in contrast to the grain "flower," produces a relatively calm veneer pattern with almost parallel lines. The oiling intensifies the grain and emphasizes the liveliness of the wood. Since wood is a raw material that has grown in different locations under very different conditions, no two veneers are alike. This means for you: Your table top with real wood veneer has a uniquely grained surface (also with "growth defects") - so don't fall in love with the grain in our photos, but look forward to your own unique piece.
Even the cut edges of a birch multiplex plywood panel can never show an immaculate striped appearance due to the production process. During the production of the plywood panel, several layers of birch veneer are glued crosswise on top of each other. This creates small overlaps or gaps between the veneer sheets, which can be reflected in the cut edge of your table top. Our carpenter closes small holes with suitable wood putty, so that no moisture can penetrate into the tabletop at the relevant points.
How is "streak" and "flower" created? Small veneer customs
Both types of veneer are cut from the trunk with a knife machine. You can imagine the process in a very simplified way as if you were working with a very wide chisel. The drawing of the wood is primarily determined by where the knife cuts through the tree trunk.
The veneer for our table tops with the quieter grain "streak" is cut in the following way: The tree trunk is quartered and attached to the knife table with one of the cut edges. The veneer knife starts at the other cut edge and cuts the veneer down at a right angle to the annual rings, which are then reflected in strips.
The more irregular picture of the "flower" veneer, on the other hand, is created as follows: The length of the tree trunk is halved and attached to the knife table with the cut core side. The veneer sheets are then cut parallel to the division cut.