The Veneer's Advantage
A thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to a coarser wood or other material.
the veneer’s methodology
Wood veneer is the most elegant appearance of wood.
Veneer is being cut in a very thin layer from tree log. Cutting the solid wood produces more waste than cutting veneer. Different ranges of veneers in shades, colours and textures are available in the market. They can be used in interior decoration. They are also used in the residential, hotel and office projects.
The size of the log, the species of wood, the desired grain pattern and other factors determine which type of cut will be made to create wood veneer. There are distinct methods of cutting veneer from hardwood logs. Following are the various methods of veneer cutting:
Rotary Cut Veneer
The log is rotated around its axis and peeled off like a carpet roll. Since this cut follows the log’s growth rings, a bold variegated grain marking is produced. The veneer sheets deliver exceptionally wide. It is the least expensive veneer style. Rotary cut veneer is a cost-effective method to obtain remarkable effects from birch, maple and oak.
Crown Cut Veneer
Crown cut veneer is a common veneer cutting method. The half log is positioned with the heart side against the flitch table. Slicing is done parallel to a line through its centre. This cut produces a light multicoloured and a distinctive pattern. The slices obtained by this method are always uniform. This method is moderately priced and is available for most species of wood.
Quarter Normal Cut Veneer
This method of veneer cutting produces a series of straight lines. The quarter log is mounted on the flitch table such that the logs growth rigs hit the blade at the right angle.
Quarter Rift Cut Veneer
In this cut, the rotation speed of the log is determined by the log size, its natural shape, particular features of the species of wood and the thickness of the veneer sheets. The cut is done at a slide angle from the position of the quarter log. This method results in a comb or rift grain effect.
using veneers save trees
While solid wood requires much more prime material (tree logs) and produces more waste, furniture made with veneer and engineered woods core (such as plywood, MDF, blackboard, particle board) are significantly more eco-friendly.
With veneers, only a thin layer of wood is utilised to make furniture.
Aesthetic, durability and flexibility in design are also good qualities of veneers, as it is natural wood (differently from laminate), each sheet is unique and allows skilled and beautiful solutions.
Veneers are generally non-toxic, and they can be glued to their support using non-toxic adhesive, which doesn’t emit VOCs.
Veneers can be easily recycled. After their intended lifetime, they can be crushed, and their waste can be utilised in making particle board or MDF.