The art of veneering—and there is or should be considerable art in the selection and matching of veneers—is over 4000 years old; it is not in any sense a method of covering up shoddy workmanship or materials, as the strict dictionary definition would imply (to veneer: to gloss over, to cover up). Many rare and costly woods with wild, distorted or intrinsically weak grain cannot be used in solid form; moreover, the ever-increasing demand for carcass furniture would very soon deplete if not totally exhaust even the most common decorative hardwoods if they were consistently used in any thickness.
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