Every household and every office own a piece of furniture, and it depends on its use. Veneer refers to many thin-paper layers of wood that are fused under heat. Veneered plywood is the finest piece of veneered wood. There are ten steps in the process of manufacturing wood veneers.
- The Log Yard
The logs are kept in a humid environment from the forest to avoid degradation and soften the fibres.
- Bark Removal
Removing the bark from a tree log isn’t easy; it takes precision and patience to acquire the evenness.
- Log Soaking
The tree logs are fed to steamers and immersed at temperatures between 80 and 100 degrees celsius for a maximum period of 72 hours to soften the fibres to achieve uniform slicing.
- Log Cutting
The technique used to acquire veneer determines where the cut will be since there is a barcode on the already identified logs.
The veneer logs of the same tree should be tested and added carefully at every stage. Separate tags that correspond to the log barcodes are carefully verified and attached. The veneer sheets are sliced from the tree logs in this step, and there are several different methods to do this;
- Half-Round Slicing
- Rift Slicing
- Quarter Slicing
- Rotary Cut
- Flat Slicing
The sheets remain in natural order since when they emerge, all parts of the log are kept together. They are then uniformly dried at 320° C and long enough for 8-12% of moisture to be preserved.
- Quality Affirmation
Identifications are subject to various verification. Inspections are made to each log by an expert who makes sure that customers receive quality veneers.
The angle and perfection of the cut determine the quality of veneer panels produced. A clipper is used to acquire sheets that are even in length and width.
The veneer sheets are assembled in this stage to create a match. A stable and consistent match is determined by the amount of pressure exerted. There are a large variety of veneer matching;
- Balance match
- Random match
- Reverse Slip match
- End match
- Slip match
Once measured, the veneer sheets are packed and labelled with the length and width and are ready for transportation.
Why Choose Theo’s Timber Ltd?
As a family-run business, Theo’s Timber Limited has several years of experience in the timber industry and is a wholesaler in Manchester City’s timber goods. The company is proud to sell excellent goods at competitive rates, with various items to choose from, from veneered plywood to veneered MDF boards.