Oakwood Veneer Joins AWI Supplier Ranks

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 08/13/2013 9:44AM


TROY, MI - Oakwood Veneer, a manufacturer of panel products, veneers and architectural panels, became a supplier member of the Architectural Woodwork Institute, effective July 30.

Peter Rogers, CEO and owner of Oakwood Veneer, said, "We took a look at our customers and realized that a great number of them were AWI members. It only makes sense to join and support such an outstanding and solid professional organization where we can be a part of what’s right in the woodworking industry.”

click image to zoomOakwood VeneerBlock mottled makore veneer and Honduras mahogany comel together in this reception desk, designed and created for a privately-held automotive company by Holman Studios, a Vermont-based custom furniture manufacturer and an Oakwood Veneer customer. Oakwood Veneer, founded in 1986, employs 15 people and operates a 40,000-square-foot facility in Troy, MI. About 25,000 square feet is dedicated to warehousing more than 320 domestic and exotic species of wood available for same-day shipping. The company also processes raw wood veneer into sheets that are spliced, backed, flexed and sanded.

WoodworkingNetwork.com has posted several wood veneer technical tips authored by Rogers. Included is "Six Tips on Phenolic-Backed Veneer Installation."


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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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