Types of Cores:
Particleboard Core (FSC®, NAUF, ULEF)
Medium Density Fiber Core (MR, FSC®, NAF, ULEF)
Veneer Core (FSC®, NAUF)
Combi Veneer Core
Perma Core I
Perma Core II
Thickness & Size:
5/32 to 1-1/4 Thick
4X8 4x6 5x8 4x10 4x12
8X4 6x4 8x4 10x4
1/8 1/4 3/8
Particleboard Core – Class I
Medium Density Fiber Core – Class I
Type 1 – Glue Panels
The log is mounted in a lath and turned against the knife much like unwinding a roll of paper.
The log is mounted so that the knife cuts the growth rings at right angles, producing a straight-grain appearance.
Rift cut veneer is produced in various species of oak. By cutting at a slight angle off quarter, the flake figure of the medullary rays are avoided.
Plain Sliced (flat cut)
The half log or flitch is mounted so that the cut is parallel to the growth rings. This type of cut produces a cathedral figure.
This method of cutting is on an arc roughly parallel to the center of the log.
Alternating pieces of veneer from a flitch are turned over so that adjacent leaves are opened as two pages of a book. This creates a symmetrical pattern.
Veneer sheets are joined side by side with the same face side up to product a repeating flitch figure.
Veneers are matched for color and grain with no sharp contrasts at the joints.
Veneer are joined with the intention of creating an unmatched effect.
Veneer Types · Veneer Matching · Core Types
Consists of layers of veneer arranged at right angles prior to a face and back being applied.
Consists of particles and chips of wood bonded together with an adhesive.
Medium Density Fiber Core
Consists of extruded fibers forming a homogeneous product
Combi Veneer Core
Veneer core with MDF cross bands
OSB core with MDF Crossbands
OSB core with Veneer Crossbands
Oriented Strand Board (OSB) is a material with high mechanical properties that make it particularly suitable for load-bearing applications in construction.