The new range from Prime Panels uses mis-matched veneer laves in a stunning planked effect and includes six NZ Native timber options along with American White Oak, Macrocarpa and American Walnut.
The name Toitū was chosen to represent the sustainability inherent in these mis-matched veneer panels and the fact that two-thirds of the species offered are homegrown. One cubic metre of solid timber yields 900 square metres of veneer and with no need for matching leaves or panels, the irregularities, knots and beauty of natural timber are brought to the forefront.
Due to the mis-matching of leaves, there can be considerable variation between panels. For best effect, use them on large-scale cabinetry and for wall and ceiling panels where clients want the look of solid timber, but prefer the sustainability of using a timber veneer — which will yield 20 times more from the same block of wood.
All carry Environmental Choice NZ accreditation and can be pressed on either 2750 x 1220mm or 2440 x 1220mm panels depending on the MDF or plywood substrate chosen.
All Toitū Veneer panels are from certifiably sustainable sources. But the added advantage of using NZ Native Toitū veneer is the ability to track back to the trees they came from with the world-leading Track my Tree initiative.
Image credit: Design by Gunnar Friese, Hewe Architectural Cabinetry. Photography by Jamie Cobel.