The Difference Between Wood Veneer and Solid Wood Furniture

May 15, 2024

Regardless of the current trends in interior design, certain materials truly stand the test of time. At Revolve Furnishings, a modern furniture store, we consider our wood veneer and solid wood furniture pieces classic and versatile, adding a modern yet timeless look to any space. When it comes to the ‘better option,’ it all comes down to your personal preference and style.

We invite you to visit our furniture store showroom in Calgary, where you can see pieces in person to help you decide on the right material.


Wood veneer furniture has earned its place in the contemporary home, and it’s considered one of the most popular wood materials for furniture design and composition. Wood veneers are slender slivers of wood procured from mature trees. It is then pasted onto various wood surfaces for a beautiful, refined look.

Professional designers often use veneer wood to enhance the appearance of desks, living room tables, bedroom dressers, nightstands, kitchen cabinets, and more.

Benefits of wood veneers include:

  • Wide range of design options
  • Enhanced robustness and longevity
  • Environmentally-friendly and sustainable Non-toxic
  • Appearance similar to natural wood
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean

One of the most beneficial aspects of wood veneers is their cost-effectiveness without sacrificing quality and style. You can achieve a luxurious, contemporary look and have space in your budget to add modern home accessories and other decor.

When is wood veneer your best choice?

Wood veneer is ideal if you’re looking for a beautiful piece that’s easy to move, as these items are typically much lighter in weight. They are also more budget and environmentally friendly than solid wood pieces.


Solid wood is composed of 100% natural wood. This authentic composition adds a unique splash of refinement to your furniture. It does a great deal to tie modern home decor together, making your living space appear more sophisticated and cultured. Moreover, the strength and durability of solid wood are unmatched. Its sturdiness can withstand years of use and maintain its structural integrity (provided it’s properly sealed and has a quality finish).

The benefits of solid wood include:

  • Natural beauty
  • Personalization
  • Easy upkeep
  • Versatile Strong and sturdy

Solid wood adds richness to your furniture, enhancing your home decor with style and elegance. Beauty has depth - something that can be seen and felt when you look at an awe-inspiring painting or a flawless sunset – solid wood can offer that same level of beauty. If you value finesse and artistry, you’ll want solid wood for your furniture design material.

When is solid wood your best choice?

If you’re looking for the best quality furniture with minimal maintenance and an incredible aesthetic that is all-natural, solid wood furniture is your best choice.


Whether you prefer grace and flair or versatility and cost-effectiveness, solid wood and wood veneers can meet your needs and budget. Like most things, it’s simply a matter of taste and personal preference. And at Revolving Furnishings furniture store in Calgary, we want to help you make that choice! Our team of interior designers is here to guide you in finding the ideal furniture to create a stylish and functional space.


Our modern furniture store is best experienced in person at our showroom. Visit us at 7070 11 Street SE to see our incredible furniture selection for yourself, feel the pieces, and chat with our designers about your vision for your home.

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