Solid Vs Veneer best for radiator heat?
The layout of my living room requires I place a media cabinet 16 inches from a radiator.
My current furniture was veneer (not wood) and has been ruined by the heat causing the veneer to curl up and crack.
I plan to hire a custom furniture maker to build a quality cabinet.
In scouting various options, I've had conflicting advice. One person said a veneered case would be more stable and economical (this is a custom cabinet maker with a good reputation for quality work). One person (another custom furniture maker) said they would only do all solid wood in that situation. So I am confused and looking to get more opinions and what the majority opinion is.
A veneer piece is less money ($800 less), but I don't want to have to replace it again due to heat damage.
Advice please from woodworking experts? Spend +800 or go Veneer?