Olive Wood Veneers

Olive Wood Veneers Narrow Width Small-size Veneers

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Olive Wood Veneers Narrow Width Small-size Veneers

Genuine wood sliced-veneer sheets.

Fix length of 30 cm long.

Width: From 10 to 11 cm.

Thickness: 0.55 mm.

Sold by the sheet.

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Olive Wood Veneers Narrow Width Small-size Veneers

Genuine wood sliced-veneer sheets.

Dimensions:

Fix length of 30 cm long.

Width: From 10 to 11 cm.

Thickness: 0.55 mm.

Sold by the sheet.

Measurement scaling:

Width rounded to the covered centimeter: 15.8, giving 15 cm.

Species:

Common names:

Olive wood.

Botanical name:

Olea europaea L. (Linnaeus).

Origin:

It is primarily found around the Mediterranean basin, where it has been cultivated for its olive oil production for millennia.

It is also found in other parts of the world, such as California, Chile, and Australia.

In ancient Greece, the olive tree was considered sacred, a symbol of peace, wisdom, and victory. Its wood was used for the construction of temples, the making of statues and works of art, and the production of olive oil.

According to a Greek legend, Athena and Poseidon were vying for the patronage of the city of Athens. To settle their dispute, they decided to plant a tree and that the city would belong to the one who produced the most beautiful fruit. Poseidon planted a fig tree, while Athena planted an olive tree. Athena's olive tree produced beautiful fruit and precious olive oil, which earned her victory and gave the city its name.

Properties:

Weight: approximately 980 kg/m³ at 10-12% moisture content

Janka hardness: 12.06 N

Elasticity: 12.39 GPa

Olive wood is distinguished by its warm and shimmering color, ranging from pale yellow to golden brown, with dark veins that create unique and distinctive patterns. This color palette varies depending on the age of the tree, its exposure to sunlight, and the terroir where it grew.

It is a hard, dense, and wear-resistant wood, making it ideal for intensive use.

Olive wood has a tight, fine grain with barely visible pores. This silky and pleasant-to-the-touch texture is an additional asset to its aesthetic appeal.

Note:

Olive wood is knotty, twisted, and rarely has substantial dimensions. Therefore, it is rare to find large dimensions in veneer.

Uses:

Kitchen utensils: cutting boards, spoons, bowls, salad bowls, etc. Olive wood is appreciated for its natural antibacterial surface and its ability to not alter the taste of food.

Decorative objects: sculptures, statuettes, boxes, frames, etc. Olive wood brings a touch of warmth and authenticity to interior decoration.

Furniture: tables, chairs, stools, etc. Olive wood is a noble material that gives furniture great robustness and a unique cachet.

Musical instruments: flutes, clarinets, etc. Olive wood produces a soft and harmonious sound, appreciated by musicians.

Marquetry: Olive wood is also used for marquetry, allowing the creation of complex and refined decorative patterns.

Product Description:

Genuine wood-sliced veneer sheets.

These veneers are raw without a finish or any fleece back.

The veneer surface is similar to plane wood. However, it will be preferable to forecast a light sanding after gluing.

The veneers are offered here as wood-sliced sheets of one and unique thickness.

Both faces of these veneers are the same, without fleece back, without glue.

Even if the veneer's sides had been cut relatively straight, it isn't a precise parallel clipping; some veneers may have kept the decreasing shape of the tree, wider at the bottom end and narrower at the top end.

Very occasionally, some veneers' sides have traces of unclipped wane, but our veneers are measured at the narrowest, as explained in the paragraph "sizes."

As genuine natural wood, all finishing products are acceptable as long these products are meant to be used for wood.

The choice of the finished product must be consistent with the final usage realization.

Use of the veneers:

Cutting:

Veneers can be easily cut with a utility knife.

For straight cuts, the best results are obtained with a veneer saw.

Use a fretsaw, scalpel, or veneer knife for curved cuts.

Always allow for a slightly larger veneer sheet than your intended surface. This will allow you to adjust the size after gluing for a clean finish.

A flush trimmer can also be used to trim the veneer after gluing.

When cutting with a utility knife or veneer knife, it is best to cut with the grain of the wood. To check this, run your finger along the edge of the sheet. The direction that feels smoothest is the ideal direction for cutting.

Gluing:

Several types of gluing are possible.

With vinylic glue, the veneer is pressed over its entire surface.

With neoprene glue for all surfaces, especially non-porous surfaces, by applying two coats of glue and marouflage.

With animal glue such as hide, sinew, or bone glue.

With vinyl glue and an iron, apply two thin coats of glue to each piece. This technique should only be used if other gluing techniques are not possible.

Sanding:

Veneers and all our products are wood and can be sanded according to their thickness.

Regardless of the thickness of the veneer, do not use a belt sander, as this could pierce it.

With a 0.6 mm veneer, lightly sand with 120 grit and then finish with 180 or 240 grit. With an orbital sander, 180 grit is already sufficient for most applications.

Finishing:

All finishing products generally used for wood are suitable for finishing our products. For example, you can use a varnish, wax, paint, or oil.

However, ensure that the product you want to use is compatible with the final use of your creation.

Photos:

To keep the cost of these products as cheap as possible and contrary to other veneers on this website, the pictures of small-size veneers do not represent the available stock.

More information:

Please look at our TUTORIALS; you might find some valuable tips.

Please contact us by email or phone for any additional information.

Bois d'Europe
240.316.01 PFE
90 Items

Data sheet

Species
Olive
Thickness group
Standard
Width group
Narrow width
Grade
Wild