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Slicing techniques

The appearance of the veneer sheet is determined by the way we slice the wood and join the pieces together. The various ways that veneer can be cut are shown below. In the overview of the available wood types you can find from page 33 on per photo what the possibilities are.


The log is rotated around its axis and peeled off like a carpet roll.

Crown cut

The flat sliced or crown cut, through the heart of the log.

Quarter Normal Cut

Straight-grained, cut at right angles to the growth rings.

Quarter rift cut

The log is rotated around its axis and the cut is made across the growth rings at a specific angle.

Veneer can be cut in different thicknesses.

Usually we cut all our veneers on a 0,6 mm thickness. However, Decospan can cut the most popular wood types as thick veneer.

Thanks to our technological investments and industry knowledge we are the leaders in the processing of thick veneer. The advantages of a thick veneered panel allow it to be used a great alternative to solid wood in an ever increasing list of applications. As an example a 2 mm veneer makes it easy for a fabricator to make V-grooves or U-grooves. Additionally, a veneer panel with thick veneer can be sandblasted without any problem to accentuate the unique design of the wood.

In addition using a miter or rounding the edges is simplified when there is sufficient wood to optimize these techniques.

Wood species standard available as THICK VENEER:

  • Pine
  • Oak
  • Ash white
  • Beech steamed
  • Cherry US
  • Larch
  • Maple
  • Walnut American
  • Teak
  • Fir Knotty
  • Wenge

Depending on the wood type the following veneer thicknesses are available: 0,6 mm, 1 mm, 1,5 mm and 2 mm.