Oak wood cut veneer
Veneer is a thin sheet of wood from Penduculate oak (Quercus robur), which is produced from the finest oak logs, 0.6 to 2.0 mm thick, obtained by boiling logs in a steam pit and cutting them with veneer slicers. Humidity of veneer sheet ranges from 11 to 13 percent.
According to length, the veneers are classified as short veneers (0.5 to 0.99 m), medium length veneers (1 to 1.79), and long veneers (1.8 <). According to the method of cutting, they are classified as glossy, flank and semi-flank veneer. Glossy veneer is obtained by cutting parts of the log in the direction of core strips and flank veneer by cutting the log in the direction of the tangent to the growth rings. According to the method of production, veneers are divided on the packet merchandise (packets from the same log are not sorted and matched), and the log – bull (packets of the same log in a given quality are paired).
According to quality, they are divided into class I, II and III.
Class I is clean, imperfection free, of uniform colour and regular texture.
Class II is clean, with no major imperfections, with little irregularity of the texture, little discoloration, up to 1 bump in the colour of the wood per meter of length.
Class III can be discoloured, of irregular texture, with healthy bumps, technically correct.
Sorted and graded veneers are deposited in the appropriate palette and protected with foil in the finished products warehouse.