Veneering is a process used in the furniture industry to line a panel in non-precious wood with a very thin layer of high-quality veneer. The finished product is more solid and equally attractive as solid wood. MAINTENANCE: Wood is a natural material which is generally finished with a surface varnish. For cleaning, use a soft, slightly damp cloth. Rub gently in the direction of the grain in order to remove dirt from the pores, and then dry carefully. Always use soft, non-abrasive cloths for cleaning.