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Real wood in the overland, fake in the summit? Hard to believe.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

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Real wood in the overland, fake in the summit? Hard to believe.
Not fake in the Summit
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:11 PM
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

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So you had the late generation range rover supercharged and verified that it wasn't solid wood? You can even see the two pieces where they join by adhesive. So I call bs.
I tend to agree. My 2008 Range Rover Sport claimed to have "real wood" on the counsel and doors. As it turned out, it was vaneered, which is absolutely fine with me.

It's just like a high quality desk set for your office. Even the best desk sets are vaneered. They look great and are fully functional. The cost of building a full wooden desk, credenza, and hutch would be significantly higher than the $4,000.00 - $5,000.00 you pay now for a good desk set.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

solid wood would bow and crack etc. on the interior of a vehicle...think about it. Temp changes etc.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

Ive seen a Bentley Conti GT in a shop after an accident, they were clearly veneers. Everybody uses veneers. Just because there isnt a solid piece of timber in your dash doesnt make it cheap. Some wood veneers are extremeley expensive and in many places their export is tightly controlled (Brazil and India for example.L
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

The use veneer so they can use the highest quality thin wood. Would be very expensive to use solid wood.

Rolls Royce uses very fine veneer, as also does Lexus on their vehicles.

The safety factor is very real to these manufacturers, so the backing of the veneer is designed to not splinter upon impact.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

OK, I admit that I was wrong, the range rovers use a wood veneer. Our RR supercharged had the cherry wood option and they just looked so0 real with the satin coating on top not a polished lacquer finish, that I thought they were real this whole time.

here is an example of what I was talking about, nonetheless a veneer...
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

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OK, I admit that I was wrong, the range rovers use a wood veneer. Our RR supercharged had the cherry wood option and they just looked so0 real with the satin coating on top not a polished lacquer finish, that I thought they were real this whole time.

here is an example of what I was talking about, nonetheless a veneer...
Veneer or not, I'd trade that piece in for a steering wheel.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

The wood on your Range Rover looked real because it WAS real.

Look, even a Bentley or Rolls Royce uses a wood veneer. The reason for that is not only cost savings, its because a solid piece of wood can crack and split with changes in temperature. Just because its a veneer doesn't mean its not real.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

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The wood on your Range Rover looked real because it WAS real.

Look, even a Bentley or Rolls Royce uses a wood veneer. The reason for that is not only cost savings, its because a solid piece of wood can crack and split with changes in temperature. Just because its a veneer doesn't mean its not real.
Let me rephrase this. It looked like real solid wood. Didn't think I needed to clarify that.
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OK, I admit that I was wrong, the range rovers use a wood veneer. Our RR supercharged had the cherry wood option and they just looked so0 real with the satin coating on top not a polished lacquer finish, that I thought they were real this whole time.

here is an example of what I was talking about, nonetheless a veneer...
Apology accepted!
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Let me rephrase this. It looked like real solid wood. Didn't think I needed to clarify that.
Easy mistake to make, especially in a Range Rover because the way the end pieces and "spears" on either side on the center console are shaped...its quite convincing.
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