AbstractThe aim of this study was to determine the influence of the application of glue, creating an elastic glue-line, on the deformation of wood-based panels asymmetrically veneered on one side with bamboo. The geometrical stability comparisons included multilayer composites used in the production of sliding doors, medium density fibreboard (MDF) panels, and chipboard used in the production of furniture. Chipboard panels retained their shape and stability after asymmetrical veneering, no matter which direction the veneer was placed in relation to the long edge. MDF boards retained their shape and stability only when they were veneered crosswise. The worst results were attained from composite boards, which bent in every case.