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  1. Veneers
  2. Types of Manufactured Boards
  3. Timber Treatment and Timber Preservation Methods
  4. Importance of Timber Treatment



Definition of Veneer

A veneer is a thin layer of sliced sheet obtained from wood. The thickness of the veneers ranges from 0.5mm – 3.0mm

Wood - Veneers

Method of Making Veneers

  1. Rotary method
  2. Slicing method
  3. Eccentric method

Rotary Method

The rotary method requires the wood to be steamed in other to loosen the fiber and make it easy to peel with knives attached to the lathe machine. With the lathe machine, large sheets of veneers can be produced and cut to marked sizes for commercial purposes.

Wood - Veneers - Methods of making veneers - Rotary method

Slicing Method

The timber is safely attached to the slicing machine. The knife or the cutting blade on the machine will be set on the wood depending on the thickness of the veneer required. The thickness is set after every stroke.

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