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Engineered Wood Veneer

Today we discuss about engineered wood veneer. Engineered wood veneer is a one step down the premium scale of the surface material industry. Why? We have to examine the intent and the manufacturing process to justify why.

Fig.1 - Examples of engineered wood veneers

Improved Natural Wood Veneer

Firstly, engineered wood veneers are created to solve the issue of consistency in wood wood grain and color of natural wood veneers. EV are consistent in every aspect and yet it gives carpenters the flexibility to dye the veneer and varnish it in any finish they require. However, the consistency is also a down side of the product. It lacks the natural look of natural veneers.

Raw Material

Engineered wood veneers are made from a single wood species depending on the quality of the wood species the ability for the EV to hold on to the colour defers. The best grade of raw materials is from birch and ayous timber. The lowest grade are from poplar and eucalyptus. EVs made from birch and ayous are costlier because it takes a longer time to dye the veneers through. At Bao Leng our EVs are made from ayous timber making it a very reliable product compared to other suppliers that maybe cheaper.

How is it made?

The ayous timber is sliced through a rotary machine peeling it like a roll of toilet paper. The ayous veneer is dyed accord to the require colours. After which, the veneers are laminated one on top of another until it resembles a wood block. The block is dried, trimmed before it goes through the veneer plane slicer to product engineered wood veneer sheets. This process takes about 7 days to manufacture and quality checks have to adhere to ISO 9001 standards and manufactured under ISO 14000 environmental standards.

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