Veneer Doorsets

Performance built in

Since 1981, our traditional business has been the manufacture of bespoke interior veneer doors, frames and panels. With almost 35 years of experience working with wood and veneers we are masters of our craft and have vast technical knowledge. To compliment the hand craftsmanship of our people, we incorporate state of the art manufacturing technics.  Veneer is the most decorative and economical way of producing high quality, genuine wood facing doorsets.

At Casey Doors, we only work with premium grade veneers and timbers from sustainable managed forests to ensure that only the very best materials are selected for use in your project.

We provide a vast array of veneers with a number of different cuts. We always recommend that designers are involved in the selection process of the veneers for their particular project at an early stage.

The matching of veneer is an art in itself. Our skilled staff have the ability to create and arrange veneers to form a variety of different decorative patterns and effects in keeping with the grain characteristics of the particular species.

Sectors & Applications


Our bespoke veneer doorsets offer a stylish and innovative solution to reflect any corporate image. Working closely with designers, we assist them with the selection of veneers and wood of the highest grade. This allows them to provide the client with the finest quality doorsets schemes, with visual and functional appeal. At Casey Doors we are proud to have worked on many prestigious and inspiring projects of all sizes, please find a selection of our case studies below.


Our Veneer Doorsets with our UV Complete Fill Hygienilac lacquer finish can act as an alternative to our Mediform and Laminate doorsets. These veneer doorsets have been used within private hospitals, maternity wings and acute mental health facilities. These veneer doorsets can provide the appearance of prestigious hotels rather than that of a cold clinical environment and without compromising the durability or hygienic performance of the doorset. Please find a selection of our case studies below.


Veneer doorset have been traditionally specified by designers within all levels of the education sector. With our UV complete fill lacquer finish, additional protection is provided to the veneer face of the door leaf which can withstand the daily impacts associated with facilities in the education sector. This allows the designer to specify the veneer doorsets as the doorset solution to circulation corridors, classrooms, music rooms, lecture halls, auditoriums and libraries.


Performance is key to the public sector due to the high volumes of traffic and interaction with the doorset. All veneer doorsets are built with our F-Dor performance at the core of the door leaf. At Casey Doors we are proud to have supplied our veneer doorsets to council buildings, extensions to historical buildings and theatres. We work closely with national and internationally renowned designers to achieve their desired outcomes. Please find a selection of our case studies below.

Design Benefits


At the centre of every door is our patented design F-Dor [link to F-Dor].  It frames and fortifies the core with an internal framework of 50mm MDF internal stiles and rails framework with composite core faced and 4mm MDF sub facings.  This means that performance is built into every door leaf.


We have an array of veneers available, all from sustainably manage forests which will suit the aesthetics of any sector.


UV lacquer finish provides a 100% application of lacquer to the door leaf which completely fills the wood grain giving an almost glass finish to the veneer. This complete fill finish is an extremely tough and hardwearing finish. In Healthcare contracts we recommend the use of a Hygienilac lacquer additive in conjunction with our UV application to ensure that both anti-bacterial properties and a fully filled finish is achieved.


Certified to perform, our doors are independently tested and carry primary test certification for fire, acoustics, radiation and durability.


Our veneer doorset range can incorporate observational vision panels and standard vision panels to all Part M & BS8300 compliant configurations.


Our UV lacquered finish Veneer doorset is fit for purpose, low maintenance easy to clean doorset.


Vision Panels

Steel Frames

Our Steel Frames provide the ultimate in hygienic & durable solution. Steel frames are available in Adjustable, Non Adjustable & 3 Part Knock Down. All Steel Frames are available in powder coated finish to any RAL colour or in a stainless steel finish.

Timber Frames

All hardwood timbers are available as rebated, double action or plant on stop frames, with clear lacquer finish or with a hygienilac finish. Softwood & hardwood frames are also available primed for final decoration onsite.

Glazing Bead and Glass

Our veneer doorsets can be specified with splayed cloaking bead, flush glazing bead. All glazing options are available with these glazing beads, non-rated laminate glass, integrity only fire glass, integrity and insulated fire glass, acoustic glass, impact resistant glass and privacy panels.

Privacy Panels

Often used in a wide variety of applications, from hospitals and mental health centres, to research and cleanroom facilities.  Privacy vision panels provide the ideal solution whenever a user wishes to vary the degree of visibility through a window. Privacy Panels are available with radiation and laser protection.

Veneer Cuts

Veneer is sliced in several ways to create different features in the grain.  The three principle methods of cutting veneer are: 

Crown Cut

The log is cut in half, the half log or flitch is mounted with the heart side flat against the machine table and the slicing is carried out parallel to the line through the centre of the log. This produces a crown feature.

Quarter Cut

The quarter log or flitch is mounted on the machine table so that the growth rings of the log strike the knife at approximate right angles, producing a vertical lined effect usually known as straight grain.

Rift Cut

The quarter log or flitch is mounted a little off centre on to a staylog machine and rotated against the knife. This produces a grain pattern similar to quarter cut but yields greater widths.

Veneer Matching

Veneer leaves are stored in the sequence of cutting, enabling leaves to be selected and matched as required. Each leaf is subtly different but related to the adjacent leaves, so that different forms of matching can be achieved. The gradual variation of grain through the log gives veneers their special quality of subtle variations. Because of the variation and the size of leaves, it is limited by the size of log.  The selection and matching of veneers for each job is critical. The art of veneer matching is to make use of the natural repeat of the grain of the wood, from leaf to leaf, to arrange the leaves or slices of veneer to form a variety of different decorative patterns and effects in keeping with the grain characteristics of the particular species.

Book Matching

This traditional method of matching is achieved by taking successive leaves of veneer and reversing each alternate leaf so as to bring corresponding opposite edges together in a mirrored effect. This produces a symmetrical balanced pattern of grain and figure.


Leaves from one log are deliberately mixed to give a random planking effect whilst maintaining an overall consistent grain and colour.

Slip Matching

Successive leaves are taken from the same stock or flitch of veneer and jointed without turning alternate leaves over as in book matching. This produces a repeat pattern which varies gradually across the panel. This method is usually most effective when straight grain veneers are used.

Random Matching

Veneers of the same species, but not necessarily from the same log, are deliberately mixed and mismatched to produce an overall grain effect with no particular pattern. Butt or end grain jointing may be introduced in some leaves to add to the planking effect.