Fumed wood veneers provide a rich elegant look that can often be an alternative to traditional dark woods. Unlike staining, fuming penetrates the veneer, resulting in deep, permanent color that can vary by species and accentuate patterns and character.

A fumed veneer can create a unique look that is difficult to replicate in any other way. What are a few of the top benefits of going with a fumed veneer, and how exactly do you make this? Learn more about the process below, and make sure you choose the right option for your next project.

You can browse through our Fumed Wood Veneer Menu alphabetically or give us a call to (502) 330-5688 for more information on wood types and pricing:

Fumed Figured Etimoe – Raw Wood Veneer

$2.50 per square ft.

Fumed Quartered Curly Eucalyptus – Raw Wood Veneer

$3.00 per square ft.

Fumed Quartered Eucalyptus – Raw Wood Veneer

$3.25 per square ft.

Fumed Quartered Larch – Raw Wood Veneer

$2.25 per square ft.

Fumed Quartered Oak – Raw Wood Veneer

$2.25 per square ft.

Fumed Rift Oak – Raw Wood Veneer

$2.00 per square ft.

What Is a Fumed Wood Veneer?

A fumed veneer is made by taking wood and exposing it to gases. The goal is for these gases to react with the tannins in the wood, causing it to change its appearance slightly. As the process unfolds, the wood takes on a darker color. This is a great way to create a unique look for your customers and clients.

When you are trying to complete a job for your customers, you need to think carefully about how you can use your skills and materials to make a statement on their behalf. 

When they take a look at the beauty of a fumed veneer, they will instantly fall in love with the unique appearance, look, and feel. This is exactly what you need to set yourself apart from the others in your industry.

How Is a Fumed Veneer Made?

So, how exactly is a fumed veneer made? First, the wood is taken and cut into the right shape and form. Then, there is a vacuum technology used to enhance the wood, exposing it to ammonia over a long period of time. This usually takes between three and four weeks to complete.

During this time, the tannins in the woods are going to react to the changing environmental conditions. Tannins are responsible for the unique appearance of bark, wood, and even the roots of the trees. 

As this process unfolds, the natural grain is enhanced. While the exact concentration of the tannins can vary from wood to wood, every fumed veneer uses gases to draw out the tannins. Some wood looks brighter while other wood looks darker. You can use this process to customize the appearance of your fumed veneer to meet your needs.

What Are the Advantages of a Fumed Veneer?

There are several advantages that you will enjoy if you decide to go with fumed veneer. These include:

  • Once you have finished the process, fumed veneer is much easier to bend. If you have a project that requires a lot of flexibility, fumed veneer can help you with this.
  • If you need to trim your fumed veneer, this is relatively easy. You will have a much easier time molding fumed veneer to its final shape.
  • The color of this type of veneer is much fuller and richer, which your clients should enjoy.
  • The process also does not introduce any substances that might be dangerous to someone’s overall health.

These are just a few of the many advantages of going with fumed veneer for your next project.

How Are Fumed Wood Veneers Used?

There are a lot of locations where you might use fumed wood veneer. For example, you can use fumed veneer in cabinetry, creating a beautiful appearance for your custom cabinets. You can also use fumed veneer in commercial space wall paneling. 

This could be just what you need for your next commercial project. If you make your own furniture, you can use fumed veneer here as well. This could give your furniture a unique appearance that your customers will love.

Of course, there are plenty of other applications of fumed veneer as well. You need to think carefully about how you can take your fumed veneer and customize it to meet your needs. 

Rely on Rosebud Veneer for the Best Fumed Veneer in the Industry

If you have a project coming up, then you need to make sure you have the best materials around. That is where fumed wood veneer from Rosebud Veneer can be helpful. When you partner with us, we will work with you personally, making sure that we deliver the best possible results to you and your clients. We have refined our process for making fumed wood veneer over many years, ensuring we meet or exceed your expectations every time.