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The right care for real wood veneer

The veneer is a high-quality and thin cover sheet made from valuable wood. It is glued onto wood, which is of lower quality than veneer. Common veneer is between 0.5 and 0.8 mm thick, in other words thick.

Real wood veneer does what it promises in every respect - real wood such as maple, beech, oak or walnut gives every veneered item a well-kept look; Thanks to the real wood veneer, it becomes unique.

In addition, real wood veneer has a positive influence on the indoor climate . As a sustainable material, wood conveys both natural authenticity and cozy warmth. And real wood is a regulator of air humidity.

Another advantage of real wood veneer is its versatility. It is and remains a unique piece that finds its place in every living room or utility room - keyword : table lamp on the desk in the study or floor lamp in the living room in the sitting and reading area.

Against this background, it is always advisable and desirable to have precious wood veneer refreshed - ideally by a specialist in a very professional manner. Furniture made of veneered wood is often an heirloom from one generation to the next - traces of life included.

Then the question arises: repair the real wood veneer or have the oak veneer refreshed - yes or no?

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Natural cosiness and light in the room

Natural coziness through light can be achieved through the symbiosis of the lamp and real wood veneer . The lighting selected to match the natural wood ensures both brightness and coziness.

This result is significantly influenced by the handcrafting of each lamp with real wood veneer. Each light or lamp is a handmade unique piece. After selecting the real wood veneer, the designer lamp is made to measure by hand. The character of the individual lamp is determined by the selected real or natural wood. The veneer literally shines through the lamp lighting. And even when the light is not switched on, it shows its best side with its fine grain.

Refresh oak veneer from polishing to waxing to varnishing

In this sense, refreshing is synonymous with a little more intensive care - i.e. more than just dusting. The first visible scratches or small scratches should be removed without leaving any residue by refreshing the oak veneer.

The small unevenness in the oak veneer is filled sparingly with a furniture hard wax that matches the tone of the oak wood. A further step is the subsequent covering with a corresponding varnish or glaze. Since the surface of real wood veneer is inherently protected by wax, oil or varnish, it is of course a must to refresh the oak veneer with one of these materials.

Real wood veneer care

Repairing wood veneer a case for the specialist

Repairing is much more than maintaining or refreshing it is removing visible or functional damage. Repairing the real wood veneer means repairing visible veneer damage.

For example, if the real wood veneer has detached from its undersurface in places, we recommend fixing it with a special adhesive or wood glue. The art of repairing wood veneer is - of course - that the wood repair itself is hardly or not at all visible afterwards.

The owner of a lamp with real wood veneer should consider whether to carry out this delicate repair himself or leave it to a professional. Because - it's like with a car : every repair also means loss of value.

This is how the scratches on veneer can be removed

The success of removing scratches from veneer is largely determined by the depth of the scratch. A more superficial scratch can usually be removed with a mixture of vegetable oil and a little toothpaste. The applied mixture dries well and the remaining abrasion is rubbed off with a damp cloth.

Another way to remove deeper scratches on veneer is to use fine to medium-fine steel wool or comparable sandpaper.

But be careful : this veneer treatment requires experience and sensitivity. It's more like repairing real wood veneer than refreshing veneer.

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Conclusion refreshing real wood veneer is worth it

In summary, it should be noted that refreshing the real wood veneer on the lamp is definitely recommended or worthwhile. Real wood is a material that can be worked on and with craftsmanship.

Whether repairing the wood veneer, removing scratches on the veneer or just refreshing the real wood veneer - you should use every opportunity to restore the real wood veneer of the lamp, your favorite piece, to its former glory - or have the veneer refreshed by a qualified specialist.

Wood is a living raw material - so it is quite possible that the real wood veneer on the lamp changes over the years - it works. Then refreshing the veneer alone is probably not enough. You can't avoid having the veneer refreshed or the wood veneer repaired - both for the beauty of the veneer and the lasting value of the lamp.

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