Reconstituted wood, or wood veneers, are wood sheets that are rotary sawn, applied to one another, and finished to have the appearance of various desired woods. A consistent color, pattern, and aesthetic of a desired wood is applied, and each is made to be identical from panel to panel in order to create a seamless match. It is durable, has excellent color and grain consistency, and has the smell and feel of solid wood. Reconstituted wood is used for wallcoverings, desks, cabinetry, parquet floors, and bookcases.
Reconstituted wood starts off as being a log of wood that is then rotary sawn. This results in a continuous, thin ribbon of wood. Multiple thin ribbons of wood are then placed on top of one another, and pressed and laminated together to form a thicker block. The reconstituted wood block is then dyed to create a consistent wood grain pattern on the surface. The block is then cut and sanded to its desired end use.
The lumber that is used to create reconstituted wood is sourced from sustainable forests. They are also made of wood types—including poplar and basswood—that are known to be in high abundance, with minimal amounts gone to waste.