What do you know about veneer wood?
Surely many people want to ask: What is wood veneer? Or What is veneer? How wood veneer is made, or What is veneer manufacturing process? How to produce veneer wood?
I would like to introduce to you a Veneer articles: Meaning of veneer (veneer definition), types of veneer and veneer manufacturing process Application of wooden veneer in life.
Wood veneer is made from natural wood. It is the finest expression of wood. From a log, they cut into many thin layers, usually from 0.1 to 2 mm, it called veneer. It is calculated that a 300mm, 200mm wide, and 2500mm long tree produces about 150 to 300 square meters of veneer (depending on the thickness of the veneer sheet).
So, what is veneer wood used for? They are used to glue on the surface of various types of industrial wood such as MDF wood, particle boards, laminated wood for furniture products or other purposes depending on the quality of the wood. When these industrial logs are glued to a surface of veneer, we’ll find that these logs look like a natural wood.
The reason why people have to do this is because natural wood is gradually depleted human exploitation. The amount of natural wood and can not meet the demand of human use. Therefore, it is thought that the partitioning of natural wood surfaces and then glue on industrial wood to make furniture. For that reason, veneer wood is an effective solution in the furniture industry to meet a high demand of consumers.
Comparing natural wood with industrial wood using veneer surfaces, each has advantages and disadvantages.
The advantages of industrial wood using veneer surfaces are: cheaper price, not warped or termite as natural wood, because in the production process, they are treated to prevent warping and the penetration of termites.
Another advantage is that veneer wood has a brighter and more beautiful surface than natural wood, because the veneers are selected after cutting to ensure the beautiful wood grain. In addition, veneer wood can be grafted, crossed, upheld, reversed … to create a unique, fancy and suitable for some modern trend designs. This makes the product more diverse in design.
In addition to the advantages, industrial wood using veneer surface has the disadvantages as well. Because it is made of industrial wood board or particle boards, it is not resistant to water. If the surface is wet or soaked in water for a long time, it will bulge and the surface is damaged. In addition, these veneer surfaces are also easy to crack when collided. For finished products, do not move a lot because it can cause chipped or cracked joints.
Therefore, the furniture made from veneer wood look very nice but it is only used in places where it is always high and cool, not humid and absolutely not allowed to place in water. The veneer furniture is usually suitable for dry places. Especially in the countries have temperate climate, it is well suited to use.
In Vietnam, when the forest resources are being exploited close to exhaustion, veneer wood is the optimal solution to supply the demand for furniture in life. Moreover, the advanced technology is always updated to help improve the quality of industrial wood which makes it possible for people everywhere, with any kind of climate can use it. The use of veneer wood to replace natural wood also contributes to environmental protection.