I'm looking for some new good-quality furniture for my new apartment that can last me many years. I already bought a large solid walnut-wooden diner table, first priority I came across a beautiful dresser that was walnut veneer. My impression was that wood veneer furniture would be cheaper than solid wooden furniture, but the price of the dresser was very expensive: 5000 EUR (6600 USD). According to the salesman it is much better to buy veneer. The dresser was actually on sale for 3000 EUR, I could take it with me for 2000 EUR, but for me veneer wasn't worth that amount of money. So I'm wondering what's the truth about wood veneer, is it worth spending a lot of money on? One benefit that veneer has is that it doesn't "work", it doesn't bend out of shape like solid wood might.