DuraBack™ Veneer

DuraBack™ is a unique product designed and engineered as an alternative to traditional laminate backed veneer. This hardwood veneer product is very popular in some markets where solvent-based adhesive restrictions require woodworkers to use water-based glues.

While providing extreme durability, the downside of using laminate backed veneer is that this brittle product has a tendency to break or split easily. The DuraBack™ sheet’s beige backer blends nicely in most applications to maintain the natural beauty of the wood veneer.

We have created DuraBack™ veneer to be an extremely flexible product unlike standard laminate backers.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers the stability of laminate, while providing superior flexibility
  • Applies like laminate without unsightly black edges
  • Water-resistant backing offers problem free use of water-based adhesives while providing a moisture barrier
  • Eliminates bubbling, blistering and telegraphing
  • Accepts almost any glue
  • Pre-sanded
  • Accepts pre-finishing prior to laminating
  • Highly damage resistant, resists tears
  • Easily post-formable around curves
  • Dimensionally stable, resists shrinkage
  • Ships easily by UPS


Technical Specifications

Information provided is based on 4’ x 8’ sheet

  • Thickness: .038-.048 plus or minus .005
  • Size Availability: 2′ x 8′, 4′ x 8′, 4′ x 10′, 8′ x 4′, 10′ x 4′
  • Machine Surface Sand: 150 grit
  • Packaging Standard: 1-5 pcs / 8-10 pcs
  • Typical Box Size:11-3/8″ x 11-3/8″ x 50″ / 13-5/8″ x 13-5/8″ x 50″
  • Weight/4X8 Sheet: 6.9 lbs
  • (Bending Radius) Flexibility: 4-6″
  • Standard Size: 4’ x 8’
  • Maximum Size: 5’ x 12’
  • Recommended Glue: Water-based contact (flexible glue line), Solvent-based contact (flexible glue line), Urea formaldehyde



  • Best to store in a climate controlled environment (Heated in winter/Air-conditioned in summer)
  • Relative humidity of 35% is best
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight


Color and Grain Appearance

  • Variation can be expected from sheet to sheet and lot to lot
  • Sequence matching available upon request


General Application Information

  • Inspect material for satisfaction of quality and grade prior to lamination
  • All veneer should be acclimated prior to application
  • Ideal temperature for application is 70-80° F
  • Ideal humidity is 35%
  • Surface must be clean, dry and smooth (free of dust, grease, wax) to ensure a good bond
  • Use of solvent-based adhesives is recommended. Water-based adhesives are acceptable
  • Veneer scrapers are recommended for hand application to allow for maximum pressure. “J” rollers are not recommended
  • Adhesive should be allowed to cure for 48 hours prior to finishing


Stocked for Next Day Local Delivery:

  • P/S Hard Maple
  • P/S Red Oak
  • P/S Cherry
  • P/S Hickory

Nearly all other species can be drop shipped by UPS to you within 3 days.