A solid wood table is a natural product. It differs from a veneered table, which has only a thin layer of wood bonded to the top of an MDF panel. A "solid" tabletop or its legs are not necessarily made from one piece of wood, as wood "works". Humidity causes the wood to shrink or expand. A table made from one piece of wood would warp. To avoid warping, the tabletop is constructed from slats of wood that are glued on all sides. This limits the shrinkage and expansion of the wood. The table legs are also constructed from more than one piece of wood for the same reason. With use you must be aware that solid wood "works". Never place your solid wood table too close to a fire or radiator to avoid changes in temperature and humidity (approx. 60% is ideal).
Solid wood is oiled or lacquered.
A wood veneer is a product with all the known characteristics of a natural product. No veneer table leaf, no matter how expertly cut or treated, is identical to another. When selecting separate veneer leaves for tables, Leolux endeavours to make the best selection out of the available raw materials. Slight deviations are unavoidable, but that is the charm of a natural wood product.