I have done some preliminary discussions with cabinet makers and have set about locating wood laminate wholesalers (they usually supply sheets to cabinet makers to cover doors etc) I he been testing various wood samples. I cant find anything in Australia that’s like the Night Owls stuff (it seems to be 2 or 3 layers of birch) the stuff i have found is just one layer that is around 1mm thick and some varieties are prone to cracking….
I know this is a little old, but I get wood veneer for printing at http://www.cardsofwood.com I buy the 11 x 17 and 22 x 24 via their sheets and cut them down to size. They have remnants for sale, too. They are the same quality as their regular sheets, but far less expensive…perfect for practicing.
No problem. I have a laser engraver/cutter that I use to engrave wood printing blocks, but I also engrave and cut veneer all the time. I have stacks and stacks of the stuff. I stock up when they have their remnant sale. The maple is my favorite.
May be an issue importing it to Australia as our customs can be difficult and also the postage from the US usually cost as much as the product! Are the woods a laminate sandwich or lust one thin natural veneer?