What’s The Easiest Way To Install Wood Veneer Edge Banding

wood veneer edge banding

This banding edge protector protects the wood and grain of your wood structure from damage by weather, wind, rain and snow.

High-end maple and cherry wood veneer edge banding are laminated with a thick, continuous fleece backing to a heavy, urethane backing sheet. Fleece-backed wood veneer edge banding provides superior protection to the wood species listed in the product. Most often, end matched finger joints are incorporated, reinforced with nickel screws and thoroughly checked for moisture, splinters and cracking.

Different Styles

A close up of a door

Wood veneers come in different styles to match existing home or landscape trim. There are three common wood veneer edge bands for end trim. They are referred to as claw-back, cross-grain and shank-grain. A cross-grain edge band has a very natural and rustic appearance. Claw-back trim has a more realistic antique or traditional look and can be used with most types of wood species.

The main benefit to using wood veneer edge banding on plywood edges is to reduce the possibility of breaking or splitting the wood surface underneath. The veneer edge banding also provides excellent resistance to ultraviolet light. The veneer edge banding applied on plywood strips is also effective at repainting vinyl and plastic. In addition, it is an excellent choice for wood veneer edge banding on solid wood, especially if you want a natural, rustic look.

Cherry Wood Veneer Rolls

A wooden table

Cherry wood veneer rolls are another excellent choice for trim. Cherry has timeless beauty and versatility and is great for countertops, cabinets, tabletops, mantles, window sills and more. A standard cherry veneer roll usually consists of ten boards, which are each secured to four to six spacers of thin wood. Cherry veneer is available in several grades, depending on the number of knots per inch. Higher grades have finer, more authentic grain patterns. Cherry wood veneer rolls are commonly used for cabinet applications, but they can be applied to almost any smooth flat surface.

Some people prefer an angry edge to the natural wood look of alder. They may be gray, brown, black or red in color. An angry edge is typically more polished than its natural counterpart and has a unique grain pattern that is not found in natural wood. 

Anigre Wood

Anigre wood also displays a dark coat that is lighter than a natural, oak-like timber. Anigre wood is ideal for use with cabinetry, as its unique grain pattern makes it ideal for countertop applications.

Plywood edge banding flush with the surface of plywood is a popular choice for people who want a very smooth, flat finish. Plywood also offers a high degree of durability and sturdiness. Plywood can be easily bonded to a wide variety of surfaces, including metals, sheet metals and plywood. However, the most difficult type of surface to bond to is metal, which tends to warp and dent very quickly.

Final Words

Wood veneer edge banding with metal surface is a popular choice, since the banding itself can be pressed directly into the metal, providing a very professional and uniform appearance. This edge banding method offers the most professional look, since it uses the same product. Plus, it is also the most durable of all the options. One of the major benefits of using wood veneer over other types of banding is that the product itself is very easy to install. In addition, it offers an outstanding degree of durability and sturdiness for use in applications such as cabinets and shelves.

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