Wood is a natural and renewable resource. Wood products help in the fight against climate change as they typically have less embodied energy. They are responsible for lower air and water pollution and have a lighter carbon footprint then other commonly used building materials like steel, plastic or cement.
Veneer is a thin layer of wood of uniform thickness produced by peeling or slicing carefully selected logs. The appearance of the wood pattern will differ from the various methods available to slice the wood through the growth rings of the tree.
Although most people think only of a veneer core product when hardwood plywood is mentioned, hardwood plywood actually refers to any multiply panel product in which the face of the panel is hardwood or decorative softwood veneer. The illustrations below show the most common hardwood plywood constructions.