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Wood Identification Kit, Veneer Sample Pack 50-piece

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$42.99
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3.5

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Product Information:

This kit contains 50, 4" x 9" samples, of beautiful veneers selected to give you a truly fabulous collection of the world’s most colorful and exciting woods from the four corners of the earth - India, Ceylon, South America, East Indies, Australia and the U.S.A. Each sample is labeled and identified by its common name and country of origin. With these samples you can enjoy, examine and learn to recognize the rich color, fascinating grain and distinctive texture of some of the veneers used on furniture. It can help you select your favorite wood for your next shop project and can be used in small craft work or for testing various finishes. Based on the availability of certain species, the kit content is constantly changing.


  • 50, 4" x 9" samples
  • Veneer


  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.

    Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.

    Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

    Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.

    Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
    California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    3.7

    (based on 10 reviews)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Attractive (5)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4)

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    4.0

    Recommend with Reservations

    By  Doug

    from Ohio

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Duplicates Included

    Best Uses

    • Projects

    Comments about Wood Identification Kit, Veneer Sample Pack 50-piece :

    Odered this veneer sample pack to aid in woodworking projects for identification, etc. The overall quality of the product is good. The selection of wood samples is broad, though it seems to be filled with a lot of exotic woods that I will most likely never come across. Would like to have seen a stronger representation of domestic woods included. I was also diappointed to find duplicates included (2). This meant at least part of my purchase price was wasted.

     
    5.0

    Great pack for what I need.

    By  Silverwolf

    from Pueblo, Co

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Good variety

    Cons

    • Hard to collect

    Best Uses

    • Bent Wood Jewelry

    Comments about Wood Identification Kit, Veneer Sample Pack 50-piece :

    I use this product to make bentwood rings. I love the wide selection of woods available as it gives me a lot of choice for my rings. I know a lot of people complain about the thickness of the wood but it works well for me as it allows for a few layers without becoming to thick. The only con is something I agree with all the other posters about, there is no way to collect all species of wood without getting a ton of duplicates. I wouldn't mind duplicates of certain species but there are a few that are not suitable for my uses.

     
    5.0

    Sample Pack best for Match and Show

    By  Arlin

    from Council Bluffs, IA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Wood Identification Kit, Veneer Sample Pack 50-piece :

    Veneer Sample Pack with 50 Species is a great way to make any wood project with multiple woods to use. I only wish they came in bigger packages of 150 of each wood.

     
    4.0

    Good kit but fragile

    By  Jezz

    from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Brittle
    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Crafts
    • Testing

    Comments about Wood Identification Kit, Veneer Sample Pack 50-piece :

    Good selection of timbers. Should be in parts (i.e. part one had certain timbers and part two had different timbers) as opposed to just a random selection. As I would like to get the whole set of the veneers but don't want too many duplicates, especially on the timbers that I didn't like too much. The veneers are good for minor craft work and testing stains and finishing products. Because of the fact that they're only half a millimetre thick or so, you can't actually get a feel for rigidity and hardness of the timber. I have backed 90 mm by the width of the veneers onto pieces of 4 mm MDF just to give them a bit of strength.

     
    2.0

    Never again

    By  The Old Chipmaker

    from Everett, WA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Not enough exotic
    • Too much domestic

    Best Uses

    Comments about Wood Identification Kit, Veneer Sample Pack 50-piece :

    include more lesser-known species

     
    4.0

    this is just what i was looking for.

    By  bluebird

    from wittmann, az.

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about Wood Identification Kit, Veneer Sample Pack 50-piece :

    this makes wood identification so much easier.

     
    3.0

    Bare bones, but useful.

    By  Wife of woodworker

    from Guthrie, Oklahoma

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    Comments about Wood Identification Kit, Veneer Sample Pack 50-piece :

    Got this for my husband who's interested in learning to identify wood. It's not a bad set at all, but aside from a generic list of woods that might be included in the kit (selection varies) there is no information included to aid in instruction. Since all the tiles are paper thin it's hard to even get a feel for how hard or soft the wood would normally be to help in selecting project materials. I guess it's good enough, but I was hoping for a little more.

     
    5.0

    Excellent educational tool

    By  Carlos

    from Kingsport, TN

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational

    Comments about Wood Identification Kit, Veneer Sample Pack 50-piece :

    Great to identify different woods at a glance. I glued the veneers to 4" x 4" 1/4 plywood, put a magnet in the back and stick all 50 of them to one of my walls. Now I know the difference between English walnut and claro walnut...

     
    1.0

    "Don't judge a book by its cover"

    By  ang

    from houston, OHIO

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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    Cons

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    Comments about Wood Identification Kit, Veneer Sample Pack 50-piece :

    Would not recommend this product!

     
    4.0

    Perfect for selecting woods

    By  Larry

    from Independence MO

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Lacking species

    Best Uses

    • Wood identification

    Comments about Wood Identification Kit, Veneer Sample Pack 50-piece :

    It is great for wood ID but it had only two wood species from South America. I understand that all species were not available at my time of purchase but I would love to complete the collection without having to purchase duplicate samples.

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