26 Feb Wood Veneer
What is wood veneer?
Wood veneers are thin wood sheets with a thickness of 0.24 mm to 3 mm that are produced from solid wood boards that are processed through a slicing machine or rotary cut. For most furniture and door requirements, the thickness of the veneer used is 0.6 mm.
Unlike synthetic materials such as HPL that are commonly used as finishing paste, veneers can be made like wood. This material can be sanded, putty, until painted. Examples of veneers that are widely used with local wood materials are Mahogany, Mindy, Nyatoh, Poplar, Meranti, Sungkai, etc.
As for veneers that are widely used with imported wood materials, they are White Oak, Red Oak, Walnut, Maple, Cherry, etc.
The use of wood veneers as a subtitute for wood which has a very expensive price, susceptible to warping and the product becomes heavier. As is the door surface, for example a White Oak veneer with a thickness of 0.6 mm is affixed to a 3-4 mm MDF then finishing with PU stain in brown. Then form the appearance it will look like Oak Wood because the wood fibers that still look as natural as wood.
Because using less wood material from the point of view of environmental preservation is better than using solid wood.
Characteristics of wood veneers:
– Requires maintenance as is the case with solid wood
– Needs to be coated with varnish and cleaned regularly to avoid mold growth
– Needs to be given a special coating that is resistant to termites