Natural wood veneers are derived from the thin slices of natural wood or bark. The visual appeal and textures of natural veneer sheets are a result of techniques used in slicing or cutting them from tree logs. There are numerous contributing factors such as the species of wood, size of the log, and desired grain patterns that determine the cutting technique to be used to create natural veneer sheets. Rotary cut, Crown cut, and Quarter cut are some of the techniques used by Decowood to produce premium quality and aesthetically appealing natural wood veneer sheets. Continuing on this topic, in this blog post we discuss 5 different methods of cutting natural veneers. Read on.
The technique in which the log is made to rotate around its axis and peeled off slowly is called the rotary cut technique. The veneer sheets produced through this cutting technique are wide and have variegated grain markings as the technique follows the log’s growth ring. The rotary technique is an inexpensive method to obtain exceptional quality natural veneer sheets from various wood species such as Oak, Marple, and Bich. Greenlam Decowood Veneer gives you a large number of veneer sheet options that are produced using this cutting technique.
Another frequently used veneer cutting technique is the crown cut. The technique requires the manufacturer to place the heart side of the log against a flitch table. The log is then sliced parallel to a line running through its centre. The crown cut technique produces different and slightly multicoloured veneer sheets with distinct patterns. The approach is used to produce moderately priced natural veneer sheets from an array of wood species.
Quarter Normal and Rift Cut
The quarter normal cut technique results in straight line patterned veneer sheets. A quarter of the log is placed on the flitch table such that the growth rings of the log hit the cutting blade at a right angle. Another cutting technique used to produce different visual effects from a quarter of a log is the quarter rift cut. The technique requires the manufacturer to cut at an angle of 15 degrees of the quarter log. Such a cut results in a comb grain effect on the veneer sheets.
The Last Word
The above cutting methods are used to produce different effects on veneer sheets from different wood species with different grain patterns and characteristics. Greenlam Decowood manufactures an array of natural veneer sheets using all the above-mentioned techniques. In addition to that, we are a reputable brand that delivers high-quality natural veneers that last for a long period of time. For more information, simply call 18008330004. You can also fill out our contact form and we will take it from there.