The manufacture of wood veneer brings together state-of-the-art technology, impeccable craftsmanship, the finest wood species, and a great deal of experience. The experts at Decowood decide, on a log by log basis, the best veneering technique. Apart from premium wood veneers from a range of tree species, Decowood also offers engineered veneers that can easily replicate the same style, color tone, and design over large areas. Here is a sneak peek at the wood veneer manufacturing process.

1. Sourcing Logs

When buying logs, a great deal of care has to be exercised to make sure that optimum processing is assured. We buy our logs from all over the world and our experts decide on a log-by-log basis for all wood species. This can be a painstaking process but when done right, it helps in the manufacture of some of the best wood veneer designs.

2. Log Storage and Bark Stripping

Once the logs arrive at our manufacturing plant, they have to be stored properly under the right conditions to prevent changes in the color of the wood or things such as drying, which leads to cracking. We have some of the best storage facilities where we also practise habits such as constantly sprinkling the logs with water. The bark is stripped from the wood to ready it for the slicing and peeling process. The preparation also includes the elimination of things such as nails, stones, sand, and soil.

3. Cutting Logs to Length

Cutting the logs to the desired length is the next step in the process of making wood veneer. This is important to attain optimum use and quality grading (qualitative classification) as the logs have to be classified according to shape, growth features, and length. At this stage, the logs are also marked in preparation for sawing in line with their shape and heartwood crack.

4. Cooking/Steaming

The next is cooking the stripped logs in hot water. This goes on from a day to two weeks depending on the wood species and desired color tone. The cooking or steaming is also meant to give the logs the desired pliability in anticipation of the slicing stage.

5. Slicing/Peeling

Lastly, the wood is sliced or peeled into thin layers. There are different machines that perform this process depending on the desired results. Decowood has some of the best slicing and peeling equipment in the industry designed to give designers, architects, and property owners endless design opportunities.

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Decowood is your one-stop-shop for premium quality wood veneers for a wide range of applications. Discuss your requirements with our team of experts and also get answers to all your questions about available wood veneer designs and how wood veneer is made. Call 1800 833 0004 or email us at You can also fill out our Contact Form.