Veneer or Recon Veneer
Wood veneers are attractive and rightfully popular materials used for interiors of homes, office and other business establishments, aircrafts and more, as well as the enhancement of everything from furniture pieces to musical instruments. The are generally classified into two distinct kinds : Natural Wood Veneer & Recon Wood Veneer
Natural Wood Veneer
Natural veneers are sliced from logs, and each logs are influenced by an individual tree’s reaction to its soil composition geographic location and other growing conditions throughout this duration of its growth. The intrinsic patterns and markings in natural veneers aren’t altered or enhanced in any way, making each natural veneer from a tree an individual work of art.
Recon veneers is short for reconstituted wood also know as recomposed, man-made or manufactured veneers.
So what is recon veneer?
Recon wood veneers are made with actual wood from fast growing trees in managed forests. Recon veneers are a renewable product and also it is an environmentally friendly alternative to some of the rarer and extremely expensive veneers.
How is it made?
Our NAV & EVN are made through these 5 general steps
- ROTARY CUT VENEER
The timber logs are rotary cut to produce the veneer. We do this by rotating the log around its axis. A knife is positioned against the log to peel off a thin layer of wood. During this process we also cut the correct width of the wood.
Dyeing is a very important part of the process when producing reconstituted veneer.
The veneer strips are submerged in a bath of water at a specific temperature and with the required dye concentrate.
The dyeing process uses 100% water-based dyes. No heavy metals or other toxic substances are used
NAV and EVN reconstituted veneer strips are dyed multiple times to ensure colour-fastness.
Both NAV and EVN guarantee color-fastness up to 5 years
- CREATING THE PATTERN
The dyed veneer strips are mixed to produce the desired reconstituted wood species or design.
Here, the eye for detail and beauty work to complement the deep color-fastness of our veneers
The pile of veneer is glued after stacking as a block. Glue is applied to each strip during this process. The glue also influences the final appearance of the product because we can also add staining components to it.
- PRESSING THE LOGS
Natural Veneer or Recon Veneer
Recon veneers will give you consistency in grain pattern and color, like laminate but because they are actual wood fibers they are flexible and are natural in texture and appearance. It is a great option for projects that veneer color and consistency is critical from start to finish. With recon veneers you have the ability to order 200 sheets in 4×8, and you’re going to have uniformity that you’re not going to find in a natural veneer.
Natural Veneers on the other hand, as mention before they are all different , each piece different and . They are ideal for smaller projects or furniture and art piece.