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Wood Grains

Here is a collection of different wood grains that can be used as veneer for the wrapping process. Mixing these different grains can create very interesting textures and layers. 

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Maple
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Ash
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Veneer and Laminating

Veneering is the process of gluing decorative, fine, thin pieces/sheets of wood onto a base material usually a solid piece of wood, particle board, or MDF. Hardwoods are usually used as veneer as they have a very high-quality and expensive look to them.

Laminating is the process of contructing a structure in multiple layers. Thin layers of a material are glued on top of each other to create a solid piece. Layers of wood ply or veneer are glued onto a former or mould where the layers will take its shape when dry. Complex shapes and forms can be made by using this process.

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The components of this chair are made by laminating plies of wood together then they are topped of with wood veneers for surface protection and aesthetics purposes
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Richard Deacon

Sculptor - works with wood - manipulates wood by laminating and steaming - able to create complex structures

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The Klompen

In my knowledge, the Klompen is the only shoe that's made out of wood. It is a traditional Dutch shoe. Some Dutch people still wear them for daily use.  (Image copyright http://www.ouderwetsewinkel.nl)

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Mahogany
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Beech
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