1. Use masking tape on edges of sheets to avoid it from disintegration.
  2. In a few cases, finishing is preferable before cutting it. This in turn saves a huge amount of time.
  3. It is preferred to have a back-up in order to save the products from shattering.
  4. In order to break the edges smoothly, run the sandpaper from the inner side of the plywood to the outer edges.
  5. Before fastening the product with nails, the following things should be taken care of: the size of the nails, spacing between the nails, pattern of nailing and the differing methods of spacing of nails depending on the place on the panel.
  6. It is suggested to use a second sheet of plywood if no long straight edge is present.


  1. The veneer sheets should be stored in a dry area which prevents rapid changes in humidity and temperatures. Although, the storage place should be well ventilated which enables good air circulation.
  2. All sheets should be evenly supported at each and every end. All of the sheets should be stacked and aligned. This minimises the potential risks of colour change due to the exposure to UV light.
  3. If in case, due to any inconvenience, it becomes inevitable for you to store in a dry place, veneers should be covered with waterproof sheets. This enable air circulation, around and over the sheets
  4. The stack of sheets should be kept dry and clear off of the ground, and be placed so as to avoid exposure to mechanical damage
  5. Small quantities of formaldehyde are emitted from wood-based panels. Under normal conditions, atmospheric concentrations of formaldehyde will be well below the recommended threshold levels. If large quantities of panels are stored together, the risk of formaldehyde build up rises.Provisions for ventilation in storage areas should prevent formaldehyde build up.
  6. It is essential that a proper cleaning agent is used on veneered products. If an inappropriate cleaning agent is used regularly it will damage the coating and allow the ingress of moisture. This will lead to the loss of gloss, whitening, embrittlement and veneer checking.
  7. Too early installation of the products in newly constructed buildings may be particularly devastating. There are chances of severe deterioration of the products (such as desks, tables and panelling) if delivered to the site before contractors have finished internal work.


  1. Laminates generally tend to fade with prolonged exposure to sunlight. Keep laminate furniture away from direct sunlight to prevent discoloration.
  2. Moisture and dampness will damage laminate surfaces and cause warping. Protect floors and furniture from excess water, even while cleaning.
  3. While laminates can take a lot of wear and tear, they can get scratched by sharp objects. So, take care not to use any sharp objects or abrasive materials such as steel scrubbers to clean them.
  4. It is also not advisable to polish or wax the flooring, as it is not real wood, after all.
  5. Regular dusting is essential to ensure your laminate furniture doesn’t lose its sheen. Dust the laminate surface using a lint-free cloth every day or at leat twice a week. You can also use regular furniture sprays or polish to clean the laminate surface. Avoid using furniture sprays in excess, as it can damage thes surface of the laminates, making it look dull.



There are many factors that contribute to the selection of a finish. The species of the wood plays a significant role in the selection of a finish.
In some cases, two or more coating systems also have to be used on a single piece of furniture. For example, a dresser or sideboard needs a very durable serving surface, whilst the vertical surfaces can have a less durable, but just as attractive coating.
Here below is a guideline for the selection of different coatings for a wide range of veneered products: