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Abalone Veneer

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Beautiful, translucent, natural Abalone specially prepared in sheets 5½" x 9½". This is the highest grade Abalone available to the sign artist for that special letter center or accent.

Abalone veneers are made from thinly sliced pieces of shell, glued together and sanded flat to form continuous sheets. The material is mainly used for surface overlays and inlays.

Each sheet is between 0.004" and 0.0005" thick. The sheets are flexible and can be bent to a great degree especially when coated with a flexible resin or aliphatic polyurethane. Since the material is very thin, it has a high level of transparency allowing light to pass through, adding to its decorative effect when used on glass. For surface mounting, it is best to paint the back side of veneers to control their appearance.

Shell veneers can be easily cut with a sharp knife or scissors. It may be helpful to soak in water overnight prior to cutting. When cut with scissors it is advisable to apply adhesive tape to the top side to hold the material together and later remove when the material is fixed to the surface, alternatively it can be coated with resin or spray. Shell veneers can also be cut using various types of cutting machines such as with a laser or water jet.

WARNING: Avoid breathing dust from cutting, trimming or sanding. Use appropriate dust protection when working withmaterial. Wash hands and tools thoroughly after use.

Color chart images are representational only. You can download and print a color copy of the Abalone Color Chart here.


Item Color Name
AB/AG Agoya Heart Agoya Heart - Abalone Sheets - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $32.00
AB/DE Donkey Ear Donkey Ear - Abalone Sheets - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $32.00
AB/GD Green Dark Green Dark - Abalone Sheets - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $41.00
AB/GH Green Heart Green Heart - Abalone Sheets - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $41.00
AB/GL Green Light Green Light - Abalone Sheets - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $38.00
AB/GM Gold Mop Gold Mop - Abalone Sheets - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $32.00
AB/GO Goldlip Mop Mosaic Goldlip Mop Mosaic - Abalone Sheets - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $55.00
AB/GP Green Lip Green Lip - Abalone Sheets - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $38.00
AB/PA Pink Pink - Abalone Sheets - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $41.00
AB/PD Paua Dark Paua Dark - Abalone Sheets - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $32.00
AB/PH Paua Heart Paua Heart - Abalone Sheets - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $41.00


Product Description

Beautiful, translucent, natural Abalone specially prepared in sheets 5½" x 9½". This is the highest grade Abalone available to the sign artist for that special letter center or accent.

Abalone veneers are made from thinly sliced pieces of shell, glued together and sanded flat to form continuous sheets. The material is mainly used for surface overlays and inlays.

Each sheet is between 0.004" and 0.0005" thick. The sheets are flexible and can be bent to a great degree especially when coated with a flexible resin or aliphatic polyurethane. Since the material is very thin, it has a high level of transparency allowing light to pass through, adding to its decorative effect when used on glass. For surface mounting, it is best to paint the back side of veneers to control their appearance.

Shell veneers can be easily cut with a sharp knife or scissors. It may be helpful to soak in water overnight prior to cutting. When cut with scissors it is advisable to apply adhesive tape to the top side to hold the material together and later remove when the material is fixed to the surface, alternatively it can be coated with resin or spray. Shell veneers can also be cut using various types of cutting machines such as with a laser or water jet.

This product is availble to ship immediately. All our Abalone products are shipped fully insured via UPS.

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