Wood at its most beautiful

History of veneer

Hardly another natural product is as versatile and valuable as wood. The use of veneer is also especially ecological: instead of boards of solid wood, the raw material yields thin leaves of high-quality material that can surface thousands of square meters.

More than 4000 years ago the Egyptians discovered how to use this highly desirable material economically. Because wood in hot desert regions was both rare and valuable, they sawed tree trunks into the thinnest boards possible. Veneer really came into its own during the Renaissance, when nothing much had changed in production techniques.

Many elegant pieces of furniture from that time are proof today of the high art involved in hand-made objects. Production processes for veneer were first industrialized in the 19th century. Today it's impossible to imagine the furniture and door-making industries, shipbuilding and aircraft construction and the automobile industry without veneer.

The extensive assortment of veneers in stock at Schorn & Groh in Karlsruhe guarantees quality, competitive prices and availability of the requested veneer throughout the year. That applies even when an order is for something out of the ordinary. An additional advantage is special customer-specific sorting. Our conscientious preparatory work saves valuable time during the selection and purchase of veneer.