Our timber veneer lights are made from real wood – meaning no two are identical.
So get in touch and we can find the perfect tone and figure for your project.
Below is a guide to assist you in selecting the ideal timber veneer light for your next interior project. The samples should be used as a guide only and to help you achieve exactly what you’re after we’re more than happy to email you photos of the veneer we will make your veneer lights from.
Heartwood pale to light brown in colour with a pinkish tinge. Sapwood is pale yellow, usually distinguishable from the heartwood. Texture moderately coarse but even. Grain sometimes interlocked. Growth rings visible but not prominent. Gum veins are common. Also known as Messmate.
Sassafras & Blackheart Sassafras
Golden sassafras is a beautiful pale creamy grey to white timber. Finishing to a grey and golden tone, it is particularly attractive as a veneer or as a solid timber with knots providing figure. If infected with a staining fungus it produces blackheart sassafras which is a distinctive dark brown or black, with even green streaks running through the wood. Also known as Tasmanian Sassafras, Southern Sassafras.
Rich red to reddish brown coloured heartwood, paler sapwood separated from the heartwood by a zone of intermediate colour. The grain is straight to slightly interlocked, sometimes wavy and the texture is very fine and uniform. Also known as Beech, Myrtle.
Heartwood pale straw, becoming yellow after long exposure. Sapwood very narrow and hard to distinguish. Texture very fine and even. Grain straight. Growth rings closely spaced. A characteristic odour, due to the essential oil methyl eugenol, present when wood freshly cut. Material with a birds-eye figure is sometimes obtainable.
Heartwood golden brown, often with narrow bands of darker colour indicative of the growth rings. Sometimes reddish streaks are also present. Grain usually straight but sometimes wavy, producing a fiddleback figure. Also known as Blackwood, Black Wattle. With Blackwood, there is no translucency, so no actual light comes through the veneer.