This practice has been used since the “500 when solid furniture of low-quality wood,
were covered with a layer of noble and precious wood essences. The veneer at the time looked more
like a wooden slab 4/6 mm thick more properly called lastronatura. This gave the artifact an appearance of great beauty.
However, let’s give a definition of low-quality wood and precious wood: low-quality woods,
in principle, are local trees, fast-growing, dehydrate (dry) quickly and are numerous.
The precious woods are, in principle, slow-growing, local or exotic and are not numerous.
At the beginning of the “900, with the introduction of machines, the trunk begins to be dissected
in sheets a few tenths of a millimeter thick; they are also applied by gluing to the surfaces.
In this case the sheet of wood acquires great elasticity and can therefore also be applied on
curvilinear, concave and convex surfaces.
Veneering: a technique that has very ancient origins, but that today also consists in covering with
precious wood surfaces of very modern and different materials, such as carbon fiber, aluminum,
abs, steel and resins. This technique turns out to be little impact on an environmental level because
it allows to use little wood even precious and cover large surfaces, also remedying obvious construction
problems such as thicknesses limited to the millimeter and high mechanical resistance but with a real wood design.