A Look at Wood Veneer vs Solid Wood: Which is the Better Option?

February 01, 2023

Regardless of the current trends in interior design, there are certain materials that truly stand the test of time. At Revolve Furnishing 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.



Considered one of the most popular wood materials for furniture design and composition, wood veneers have earned their place in the contemporary home. Wood veneers are slender slivers of wood procured from mature trees. It is then pasted onto various wood surfaces for a beautiful, refined look.

Veneer wood is often used by professional designers 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
  • Non-toxic
  • Appearance similar to real wood

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 decors.



Solid wood is composed of 100% natural wood. This authentic composition adds a unique splash of refinement to your furniture and does a great deal to tie the 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).

Other benefits that solid wood provides 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 to go with solid wood for your furniture design material.



Whether you prefer grace and flair or versatility and cost-effectiveness, both 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.

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