Do you prefer a round table with a natural wooden surface? Our veneer table-top combines a lively wooden surface made of oiled oak, walnut, or white oiled ash veneer with a top core made of stable birch multiplex plywood. With the typically light-dark striped and additionally beveled multiplex edge, the table-top has a very filigree and modern look - if you put it on our Y table frame with solid wooden legs, for example, you get a resilient wooden table that looks extremely light.
The bevelled edge with 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.
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 round veneer table-top with beveled edge looks very light 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 legs made of solid wood, you can design a cozy table (almost) entirely of wood with a round top from 1 m in diameter. For good flatness, we advise you to screw the 19 mm thick top to the table frame.
Your veneer tabletop will stay beautiful for a long time
Oiled wooden 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 penetrating the surface. You can use the round veneer table-top to create a dining table, side table, or meeting table in the office. But make the effort to oil the surface regularly, and your wooden table-top will age with dignity, becoming 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.