Our Favorite Exotic Veneers

Demand for exotic wood continues to grow as consumers seek new ways to give their home interiors and offices a unique look. Exotic woods combine the natural beauty of wood with a touch of individual style, for a look that is both eye-catching and timeless.


Using an exotic wood veneer instead of lumber offers multiple benefits:

  • The veneer process seals and stabilizes the panel so it lasts longer than solid hardwood
  • Hardwood veneer provides a high-end look at a lower price compared to using exotic lumber
  • Veneers offer greater flexibility and design options
  • Veneers are more eco-friendly because the peeling process utilizes more of the log versus sawing it into boards

Timber Products Company customers can choose from more than 200 species of responsibly-sourced hardwood veneers including striped Zebrawood, eye-catching lacewood, and bold, colorful padauk. Here are a few of our favorite exotic veneers that strike a balance between modern style and a classic look.

Mahogany Veneer

With natural luster and excellent workability, mahogany is ideal for both furniture and interiors. Mahogany sands well, stains beautifully, and provides an upscale look at a lower cost compared to other exotics. It’s also a good choice for customers who want the on-trend look of exotic wood without picking something too trendy.

Teak Veneer

Teak is commonly used on boats and other marine applications, but it’s also a good choice for decks, flooring, bathroom cabinets or any location that receives frequent water exposure. Using a teak veneer is also a more affordable and eco-conscious choice compared to using raw lumber.

Birdseye Maple and Maple Burl Veneer

Timber Products Company is known for its exceptionally flawless white maple, but we also see the beauty in the unexpected patterns of Birdseye maple and maple burl. Natural imperfections bring character to cabinets, interiors, and furniture.

The Best Exotic Veneers Customized to Your Project Needs

Timber Products Company produces high-quality wood veneer panels that can be curved and cut-to-size to meet your exact project needs. We also offer edge-banding in addition to other custom services.

Every project may be different, but Timber Products’ commitment to quality is consistent. Our veneer graders have an average of 10+ years experience, ensuring high-quality products and quick turnaround.

  • Veneers are custom-selected per the customer’s specification
  • Customers can also select and approve specific veneers
  • Each piece is graded and sorted by hand, ensuring a reliable grain pattern on each and every panel
  • Timber Products panels have a thicker veneer compared to other companies for greater versatility

Download Timber Products’ hardwood plywood brochure to learn more about our veneer and substrate options. Or, contact a hardwood veneer product expert and let us know how we can help.

Related Blog Posts

  • Osbmain
    Getting to the Core Series: Oriented Strand Board

    When most people think of oriented strand board (OSB) they think of home construction, but savvy manufacturers know OSB is a cost-effective alternative for other applications.

    Read More
  • Tariffs
    Wood Tariffs and Their Impact on Your Business

    The recent tariff increase and U.S. Customs crackdown on wood product exports from China are two of the hot issues in our industry. Some believe these recent actions benefit domestic manufacturing, others are skeptical. Here’s what you need to know!

    Read More
  • Cnc machine
    Equipment Spotlight: Spectrum’s New CNC Router

    Timber Products’ Spectrum Division has invested in a new CNC router to help give its distributors even more options for supporting their cabinetry shop customers.

    Read More
  • Wood in the workplace
    Building Productivity with Wood in the Workplace

    There are major, proven health benefits to interacting with nature, but it turns out that simply being exposed to natural materials holds powerful productivity advantages.

    Read More