Production and origin of our wood veneers
Despite the use of the latest technology, the production of wood veneer requires experience and manual skills. Only people from the trade recognize the quality of a trunk in the forest and whether it is even suitable for production.
Each type of wood is processed and assembled individually. Tree by tree, it is decided which technique should be used when processing the logs. The purchase of the round wood and its quality class is decisive for the quality that the end consumer receives.
Our house supplier Schorn & Groh operates in a very environmentally conscious and sustainable manner. The producer has made it its task to protect forests worldwide and prefers to work with forest owners who manage their forests responsibly. In addition, only legally imported wood comes into the house. This guarantees the customer safe handling of the valuable raw material wood.
Schonr und Groh has been FSC®-certified since 2003 and PEFC-certified since 2008. Of course, we only use veneers that have this seal.
When veneer is obtained, only old trees are taken from the forest - so the forest can quickly close this gap in a natural way. This also guarantees added value for the forest owner, which enables him to work sustainably and achieve good prices.
Storage and debarking
Moisture plays a major role in storage. In order to avoid color changes and cracking, the trunks must be constantly watered to protect them from drying out. Veneer is peeled or sliced and must first be debarked. This removes stone, nails and dirt that have been pressed in.
Boil / steam
On the one hand, the wood is given the necessary suppleness for further processing, and to a certain extent the color of the veneer created after the cut is determined in this way. Cooking/steaming time can vary from two days to 2 weeks.
knife / peel
When slicing or peeling, the wood is cut into thin layers - the basis for the later end product, wood veneer. Depending on the type of wood and the desired end result, such as the size of the veneer sheet or the type of later use, peeling and slicing machines are used. The exact calibration of 0.1 mm accuracy for the veneer knife is crucial. This is the only way to achieve wafer-thin perfect results.
Drying, cutting, sorting
After cutting, the wet veneer sheets are placed in a drying oven, which even irons for a smoothing effect. Drying times vary depending on the type of wood. Extreme caution is required here, as veneer that is too dry breaks and veneer that is too wet can go mouldy. Now the individual sheets are packed in bundles and sorted out in quality levels. In this way you can meet the different types of use and customer requirements.