Every veneer maker has its own recipe for cooking logs to soften them up and bring out the wood grain and color. The overall steps are similar among veneer mills, but like a fine restaurant, it's the selection of ingredients, recipe and its execution that spells the difference in making veneer. M Bohlke Veneer Corp. in Fairfield, OH,  has been manufacturing veneer for almost 50 years. The privately held company focused for decades on exporting fine hardwood veneers to  Europe. In recent years, domestic architects and designers have discovered this resource widely known in Europe, and the domestic business has taken off. Here's a snapshot of M. Bohlke Veneer Corp., which incidentally, also sells hardwood lumber, faces, reconstituted wood veneer, and logs.

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