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Understanding Single-Sided vs. Double-Sided: What’s the Difference?

We often get questions about what we mean by "single-sided" and "double-sided," especially when it comes to our wood and acrylic products. So, let’s break it down for you!


When we say a piece is single-sided, it means that the design, pattern, or finish is only on one side of the material. For our wood products, this means the back side will always be finished with a veneer, but it may not be the same veneer as the front. So, if you have a beautiful oak finish on one side, the other side might have a different type of veneer.

For our acrylic items, single-sided means the back side won't have the same pattern, glitter, or other features as the front. Additionally, it might mean one side is glossy and smooth, while the other side is matte, offering a different texture and appearance.


Double-sided pieces, on the other hand, have the same design, pattern, or finish on both sides. This can be especially useful if the item will be seen from multiple angles or if you simply want a uniform look all around. Whether it’s wood or acrylic, both sides are treated to give you that consistent, polished appearance.

Why Does This Matter?

Understanding the difference helps you make better decisions based on your project needs. If the back side won't be visible or doesn't need to match the front, single-sided might be perfect for you. However, if both sides will be on display, going double-sided ensures your project looks great from every angle.

So, next time you're shopping with us, you’ll know exactly what to expect with single-sided and double-sided options. Happy crafting!

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