A Brief Guide to Understand Wood Veneer Sheets Cuts
Wood veneer sheets are popular surfacing solutions due to their natural beauty, affordability, and luxurious appeal. Wood veneer suppliers slice thin sheets of wood from a variety of timber species sourced from around the world. The logs are carefully selected and categorized according to size, color, and grain figure. Several different cuts are used to create various grain patterns and wood veneer textures. The type of cut used affects the visual characteristics of the wood veneer design. Continuing on the topic, we will discuss four types of cuts Greenlam Industries uses to produce premium quality wood veneer sheets. Read on.
1. Crown Cut
The log is cut into half and then sliced parallelly to the center of the log, tangential to the growth rings. This cut creates wood veneer designs featuring straight grain fused with cathedrals. Crown cuts retain the natural structure of the timber used. The central area consists of a strong figurative grain with linear effects at the edges.
2. Quarter Cut
The log is cut in quarters before slicing. Each quarter is then radially straight sliced at an angle of 90 degrees. This technique divides the annual growth rings into two, resulting in a ribbon striped or straight grain look with uniform linear vertical grain textures. The cut is popularly used on Walnut, Mahogany, Oak and Teak to give the wood veneer texture a three-dimensional flake effect.
3. Rotary Cut
The log is placed on a lathe and then sliced around the circumference following the annual growth rings. A continuous ribbon of veneer is obtained with bold, variegated grain patterns. Rotary cut method produces wide leaves and is extremely cost effective. This technique is frequently used on Birch, Maple and Oak and is commonly used for plywood and constructional veneers.
4. Rift Cut
The log is cut into quarters along the lines radiating from the center. These quarters are then attached on to stay logs. They are sliced in curves along the medullary rays to accentuate the vertical grain and minimize flake figure. Rift cut results in a broad stripe and or in the form of a half cathedral. The cut is commonly used to produce wood veneer sheets from American woods.
Greenlam Industries, India’s largest wood veneer suppliers offers a wide variety of premium quality veneers from exotic wood species from all over the world. Our cutting-edge technology makes cuts with the highest precision to produce exclusive wood veneer textures and designs. To discuss more about available wood veneer designs with our experts, call us at +91 11 4950 1499 or write to us at email@example.com. You can also fill out our contact form and we will do the rest.