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Contrary to popular belief, veneering is not a somewhat distasteful invention of the 1960's. Although artificial woodgrain finishes with chipped edges, revealing chipboard seems to be an immediate association with the term.

Veneering is evident throughout history, beginning as early as the Egyptian times, with a resurgence in popularity during the art deco period. During these times, it was considered favourably by furniture makers, designers and buyers.

Today it is becoming more acceptable as consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the sustainability of our natural resources. Veneering offers an economic use of timber, especially the more exotic species. It also provides designers and makers more flexibility in their designs.

With new technology, improved adhesives and more durable finishes, veneering presents itself as a viable and attractive method of construction.


Since graduating from the Australian School of Fine Furniture in Western Australia, Kerrie Bear has extended her interest in wood and art. Her passion for the economical and versatile use of veneers has prompted a new direction in her business of furniture and giftware manufacture. She now boasts one of the most extensive ranges of veneers available for sale in Western Australia.

Catering also for the hobbyists, smaller quantities of these veneers are available, including marquetry packs. A qualified teacher, Kerrie also offers tuition in veneering and woodwork, as well as providing a vacuum pressing service. No shirts please!