African Species - Gabon OKOUME Face Veneers
Origin - Xuzhou/Linyi
CHINA QIMU Face Veneers
CHINA BINTANGOR Face Veneers
CHINA Engineering Veneers
Face veneers are the reason hardwood plywood is specified as a material and the primary determinant of panel costs. Learning to specify the wood species, cut, match and grade of veneers that achieve precisely the desired appearance is an art unto itself, and can require much study and experience. What we hope to accomplish here is a brief overview of veneer types and characteristics and their impact on appearance. While there are a multitude of wood species to select from, we are concerned here with commercially available veneers, both domestic and imported.
Four factors determine the appearance and the costs of veneers and ultimately of the decorative wood panel:
WOOD SPECIES: Primary determinant of the color and available grain characteristic and unique figure.
VENEER CUTTING: How veneer is cut from a log determines how the grain is presented.
VENEER MATCHING: Leaves or "flitches" of veneer can be assembled to achieve desired pattern and color effects.
VENEER GRADING: Determines how much natural variation is allowed; splits, joints, knots, bark pockets and knot and worm holes.
Commercial Plywood Manufacturing
FACE GRADE APPLICATIONS AA: Premium face grade for exclusive uses such as architectural paneling and interiors, case goods and quality furniture A: Where AA is not required, but excellent appearance is still important. B: Where the natural characteristics and appearance of the species are desirable C: Allows for unlimited color and increased natural characteristics and is perfect for applications where an economical panel is needed. D&E: Provide sound surfaces but allow unlimited color variation and allow repairs in increasing size ranges. Applications: where surface will be hidden or a more rustic character is desired.
Formaldehyde Emission Standards – E0