Our veneered oak offering is substantially better than most other companies. Rather than applying oak veneer to MDF we apply it to three layer spruce blockboards. More information about the manufacture and background of our veneered blockboard boards can be found by following the link to our Veneered Blockboard Material page. The board is composed of strips of wood glued together to form a flat surface and then three layers are criss-crossed to reach the desired thickness. Finally the top is sanded so the surface is flat and smooth. We classify the texture of this board as Light meaning you would be be able to easily write on it so it is more than fit for purpose as a desk material.
This version of the board comes coated in a 10% satin high quality furniture oil which gives a richer, more honeyed colour to the board. The edges and top can be dented or damaged by mis-handling which can leave permanent marking. Veneered Oak is a natural substance and so the colour and texture will vary from board to board.
As a natural product it is still possible the board will move and distort sightly after purchase although the interwoven ply structure will inhibit this to a large extent.