Figure S1 shows the preparation process of transparent wood via this simple yet effective approach. First, ~15 ml of H2O2 [30 weight % (wt %) concentration] was brushed on a natural balsa wood sample (200 mm by 10 mm by 0.6 mm), followed by exposure to UV light (a UV lamp was used as the solar UV light simulator) for 1 hour until the natural wood color turned completely white.
So... that's not even a veneer. That's like a third of a veneer. And if the goal is to take wood, shave it thin enough that you can bleach it, then layer it so you can gorge it full of resin, you aren't making "transparent wood" you're making "shitty FRP."