What is reconstituted veneer ?
Reconstituted veneer is manufactured using real wood but not the actual wood of the wood species. We explain the process below.
1. Rotary cut veneer
The logs of ayous, spruce or poplar 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 an important part of the process when producing reconstituted veneer. The strips of veneer we described in step 1 are stained in the desired colour. 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 to manufacture the Look'likes collection.
3. Creating the pattern
The dyed veneer strips are mixed to produce the desired reconstituted wood species or design.
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.
5. Pressing the logs
The veneer block described in step 4 is now placed in a press. The press plates can be flat or have a certain shape. This also has an impact on the appearance. For example: using a wavy press plate can be used to obtain the appearance of a rotary veneer structure.
6. Finishing the logs
After gluing, the block is sawn to create a perfect rectangular 'log'. This 'log' is subsequently sanded and now ready for further processing into reconstituted veneer.
The log is cut to veneer with a thickness of 0.6 mm. This is the raw material that Decospan uses to produce the different Look'likes products.