exotic wood panels

I have a few suggestions for your reporting. The first is a factory in Oakland called Exotic Hardwoods and Veneers. The owner, Bob Nichols, has created a niche for himself of making wood panels for furniture and wall paneling out of woods from around the world.

The veneer is cut very thin and laid onto panels of various thicknesses to be used by the wood working industry. They have a huge warehouse where they stockpile and very seriously file the veneers. The wood is all numbered so that they know species, country of origin, cut date etc. The veneered panels are sent to woodshops all over the world. The shops then produce cabinets, wall panelling, doors and the like for homes and commercial applications worldwide.

The panels are truly exotic…so many color and grain patterns, the show room is full of ideas.