A closed grain hardwood, white oak is almost impervious to water. The pores of the heartwood of white oaks are typically plugged with tyloses, which is a membranous growth. ... Because of its resistance to moisture, white oak is also widely used to construct outdoor furniture.
PBC uses NovoWood and NovoGold respectively as a substrate, surfaced with a genuine timber veneer. Veneers are ideal for flat surface wood finishes that can be combined with matching solid timbers moulded to shape. They offer an affordable solution to using solid timber. They are primarily used in upmarket applications such as solid timber kitchens, office and boardroom furniture as well as paneling or wall cladding
Veneer opens a whole new world of woodworking to even the most experienced craftsperson.
The crisscross design of wood veneer reduces the chances of splitting or cracking and the glue is the same strong, waterproof adhesive used in aircraft and marine construction!
The result is actually stronger than the natural wood. Many people mistakenly assume that veneered furniture is inferior to or cheaper than solid wood; however, veneers quite often are used for high end furniture pieces and it can be more costly than solid wood. With an exotic veneer, simple projects can be turned into works of art. In fact, a highly figured veneer can often be the qualifying characteristic that makes one project stand well above the rest.