Veneer choices are expressive, distinctive and refined.  Are they in your future?

Certainly there are numerous reasons for this growing popularity. One may suspect this is propelled by the growing trend towards natural products and bringing nature back into the home. Veneer slabs showcase wood grains beautifully; the grain patterns seem to tell a tale from the tree it originated, so of course nature lovers would enjoy this aesthetic.

Greenfield has two types of veneers in its offering, composite and natural. Which one’s right for you?


Composite veneers are a high quality, re-engineered wood product. Composite veneers are made from environmentally responsible forests in Africa + Poplar from Italy.  The veneers are sliced, dyed, glued, stacked and pressed into large rectangular blocks which are sliced at precise angles to produce leafs in the desired grain patterns. The veneer leafs are then laminated to the core material (medium density fiberboard) to create stable, beautiful doors and drawer fronts. They are dyed, much like fabric, to ensure consistency of color and the grain pattern is very consistent. These types of veneers look and feel exotic and are a great option for price conscious buyers.

Greenfield offers 18 varieties of composite veneers, available in both the Estridge (vertical grain) and Everett (horizontal grain) door styles. View all the choices here.

Pictured Above: Estridge, Composite Quartered Walnut, Natural

Design courtesy of fma Interior Design.

Photography courtesy of Nina Leone Photography.

Pictured above: Full Access, Everett, Composite Quartered Macassar Ebony, Natural

Design courtesy of Krengel and Hood, LLC.

Photography courtesy of Michael A. Kaskel.


Natural veneers are thin slices of wood, referred to as leafs, cut from a log. This type of veneer shows the variations of weather, soil content, and growing seasons of the natural habitat. The veneer leafs are then laminated to the core material (medium density fiberboard) to create your cabinetry.

Greenfield offers four varieties of natural veneers, available in the Estridge (vertical grain) door style only. View all the choices here. Three of these veneers come sequenced match (all but Textured European Oak), which means the grain flows elegantly from door to drawer in a vertical pattern run. Textured European Oak is completely random in grain-flow and has character and knot distribution.

Pictured above:  Wall and talls, Estridge, Sequenced Flat Cut Cherry, Custom Stain; bases, Estridge, Sequenced Flat Cut Cherry, Timber

Design courtesy of Bluestem Construction.

Photography courtesy of Farm Kid Studios.

Pictured above: Full Access, Estridge, Textured European Oak, Barnwood, Limed

Design courtesy of KitchenLab, LLC.

Photography courtesy of Michael A. Kaskel.

Either natural or composite, you can’t go wrong with either choice!

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