Veneer/Marquetry When repairing veneered surfaces, whether inlay or marquetry, every attempt is made to save as much of the original material as possible. Where replacements to the surface are necessary, great care is taken to match the species and grain pattern of the original wood veneer. Consolidation of loose and lifting veneers is achieved through the use of hide glue, a material traditionally used in the construction of veneered surfaces. GLR will also make repairs to veneered surfaces incorporating non-wood materials such as ivory, bone, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, brass and other metals.