timber fireplaces are an alternative to a solid wood fireplace.
The process of veneering involves applying a precision cut
slice of timber onto a core material (usually MDF), the finished
material is then worked and lacquered in much the same way
as a solid timber fireplace.
Veneering has been around for hundreds of years. Until modern
times veneered fireplaces and furniture could only be found
in the possession of the wealthy because of the skills and
talent needed to produce veneers. With modern day machines
this process has now been made much easier and more cost effective.
The dense uniformity, producing precision contoured profiles,
and the exceptional dimensional consistency, allowing for
tighter tolerances and greater stability, veneered MDF can
be especially advantageous for products such as fire surrounds
or fireplaces sited around an open fire where there can be
enormous fluctuations in temperature.
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