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Bestwood Veneer

Bring the natural richness of real wood to an interior project by combining the warmth and beauty of real timber with the flexibility and practicality of a Bestwood Veneer. It's a naturally better choice for residential, commercial, shop fitting or hospitality furniture.

With the natural variations in colour, grain and markings, each sheet of Bestwood Natural Veneer is different with its own unique characteristics — just like a human fingerprint. The Recon Veneer range is a reconstituted wood veneer with a more consistent grain that makes matching panels easier.

Bestwood Veneer sheets are hand-selected with great care and pressed onto panels in New Zealand from sustainably sourced timber. Bestwood Veneers carry Environmental Choice NZ accreditation when used on MDF substrates of 9mm or above, giving assurance that this New Zealand-made product leaves a minimal environmental footprint.

Bestwood's New Zealand native timber veneer is all sustainably sourced and can be tracked back to the trees they came from using the 'Track my Tree' code, supplied when veneer panels are sold. 

Key Features
  • Wide range of natural timber species, leaf and lay-ups offering complete design flexibility 
  • Using Track my Tree, Native veneer panels from Bestwood can be tracked back to the source trees with verifiable MPI permits, GPS locations and images
  • Different effects available in veneer grain - including Crown Cut, Quarter Cut, Rotary Cut and Re-Cut
  • Veneer leaves can be joined in three different methods - Book Matched, Slip Matched or Planked
  • Panels supplied hand-trimmed and sanded (unsanded or skim-sanded available upon request)
  • Veneer available on either standard or moisture-resistant MDF substrate
  • Environmental Choice (ECNZ) Certified
  • Weekly international indent service available
  • Each sheet hand-selected, assembled 
Environmental Choice (ECNZ) Licensed
ECNZ Licensed
NZ Made
NZ Made
Scope of Use
  • Ideal for residential, commercial, office, retail and hospitality fit outs and furniture
  • Wide range of veneer options in stock
  • Bestwood Natural Wood Veneer is available on either standard or moisture-resistant MDF substrates
  • Veneer edging available in 1.9mm or 0.6mm thickness
Limitations on Use
  • Interior use only
  • Direct sunlight should be avoided on all veneered surfaces as fading, bleaching, colour changes and damage to the surface coating may occur
  • As with any natural timber product, colour will change over time when exposed to visible UV light
  • Bestwood Natural Veneer will need to be polished and coated after manufacture. Use of a non-yellowing coating system is recommended, and in high natural light situations, the use of UV inhibitors within the coating system should also be considered
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • Bestwood Veneer on either standard or moisture resistant MDF is deemed to meet Group 3
  • Performance assessment in accordance with NZBC Verification Method C/VM2 Appendix A
In-Service History

Bestwood Veneer has been manufactured, marketed and distributed in New Zealand for over 35 years.

Bestwood Veneer has a proven history with a large number of residential and commercial cabinetry and furniture projects featuring the product.

Technical Data Sheet
Environmental Information
Veneer Guide
Veneer Brochure
Natural and Recon Veneer Options

New Zealand Panels Group offer a wide collection of decorative interior panels and benchtop surfaces through its Prime Panels and Bestwood brands, and thermoform and custom finishing via Dezignatek.

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