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Abalone Veneer Sheets

Abalone Veneer Sheets. Thinly sliced shell, glued together to form continuous sheets. Each Abalone veneer sheet is made from thinly sliced pieces of shell, glued together and sanded flat to form a continuous sheet.
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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 0.3-0.5 mm w (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.

Each veneer is sold as a single 5½" x 9½" individual sheet.


Item Color Name Price
AB/AG Agoya Heart abalone sheets Agoya Heart - Abalone Sheet - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $32.00
AB/DE Donkey Ear abalone veneer Donkey Ear - Abalone Sheet - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $32.00
AB/GD Green Dark abalone sheets Green Dark - Abalone Sheet - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $41.00
AB/GH Green Heart abalone veneer Green Heart - Abalone Sheet - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $41.00
AB/GL Green Light abalone veneer Green Light - Abalone Sheet - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $38.00
AB/GM Gold Mop abalone sheet Gold Mop - Abalone Sheet - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $32.00
AB/GO Goldlip Mop Mosaic abalone sheets veneer Goldlip Mop Mosaic - Abalone Sheet - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $55.00
AB/GP Green Lip abalone veneers Green Lip - Abalone Sheet - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $38.00
AB/PA Pink abalone veneer Pink - Abalone Sheet - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $41.00
AB/PD Paua Dark abalone veneer sheets Paua Dark - Abalone Sheet - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $40.00
AB/PH Paua Heart abalone veneer sheet Paua Heart - Abalone Sheet - 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" $41.00


Product Description

Abalone Veneer Sheets

Thinly sliced shell, glued together to form continuous sheets.

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 available to ship immediately. All our Abalone products are shipped fully insured via UPS.

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