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When you’re buying our Eames Lounge Chair replica, the first thing you must know and consider is which plywood-veneer should you choose. You’ll find many variations in the market featuring have walnut, palisander, Santos palisander, veneer, but unless you’re familiar with woodworking or furniture design, it’s hard to know what those terms even mean.

Charles and Ray Eames only used selected choices in the original design of the Eames Lounge Chair. The wood needed to be not only beautiful, but sturdy yet flexible, and thick without being too rough.

A curious fact: originally the Eames Lounge Chair originally featured Brazilian Rosewood but since the 1990s, the use of Brazilian rosewood was discontinued for more eco-friendly and responsible choices. Brazilian Rosewood was then replaced by seven layers of plywood covered by veneers of walnut, palisander rosewood, cherry, white oak, and ebony ash. Our high-end Eames Lounge Chair replicas feature only the two most popular, walnut and palisander rosewood. Let us examine each one and help you decide which one is the best for you.

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Walnut Veneer

Walnut veneer has been an essential raw material in furniture manufacturing for centuries, especially in Europe. People associate walnut veneer with wisdom and knowledge and this ancient belief permeates the veneer and the plywood that ultimately ends up on each Eames Lounge Chair replica we produce.

Walnut Veneer creates a pattern in each Eames Lounge Chair replica that is rich, organic, and deeply complex. The finished product has a very light color that goes perfectly well in office settings and homes with darker walls, creating a dynamic look against the expected in a mid-century modern design setting.

Walnut is also famous for a distinctive lack of any noticeable smell, but it makes up for this in versatility. An Eames Lounge Chair replica made with a walnut veneer will look really well in white spaces, along with gray areas. If you choose this plywood veneer for your Eames Lounge Chair, combine it with green colors on curtains, pillows and other decor accessories.

Palisander Veneer

The alternative is Palisander Veneer, which is a bit more varied in tone. This is because of palisander stems from two main sources: Brazilian rosewood and East Indian rosewood. Both kinds of wood are very rich in both smell and texture, and they can be a bit more dramatic than walnut veneer, so to speak. As we said above, all the Eames Lounge Chairs manufacturers discontinued Brazilian Rosewood many years ago due to environmental concerns.

The Palisander Veneer in our Eames Lounge Chair replicas is often more associated with feelings of luxury, wealth, pride, and beauty. Palisander Veneer has been one of the raw materials mostly used for great guitars, and many other musical instruments, since the beginning of the 20th century. Palisander’s particular name comes from a French loanword that originated from Dutch, it refers to the rich tonality found on the fresh timber of the tree.

Palisander Veneer has a particular reddish color that is considerably more noticeable than the usual brown walnut and will probably play better in rooms that feature a lot of wooden furniture, too. This makes palisander plywood veneer ideal for home design. If you’re combining furniture in different woods don’t worry about this too much, the most important thing is to make your Eames Lounge Chair replica plays along with your overall style or home design.