The rotary-cut veneer produced, which is generally 0.75 mm or 1 mm thick, is sectioned using a clipper at a width of 72 cm and further selected according to its color and the presence of defects.
The result has been a product that can uniformly reproduce the surface appearance, color, and grain of various prized woods through the particular layout of the constituents (sliced veneers, or rather rotary-cut veneers).
This operation, typical of the textile or paper industries, allows the removal of pigmented substances and is aimed at making the rotary-cut veneers more homogeneous in color.
* 1 multicolored block (3100 by 660 by 660 mm) (henceforth "block W"), made up of 0.75-mm-thick rotary-cut veneers of obeche bleached prior to dyeing and then glued one to another;
* 3 "burr type" tables (3100 by 660 by 25 mm) (henceforth "block P"), made up of 0.75-mm-thick rotary-cut veneers of poplar 'I-214' from a plantation, pressed in a convex mold.
The engineered wood floors, to be sold with a "comprehensive" 15-year warranty, will be produced in 2 1/4- and 3-inch-wide planks and feature rotary-cut veneers
in a variety of species such as northern red oak, southern white oak, maple, pine, cherry and pecan.
In order to minimize the structural variability of the composite's core, the 3-ply and 5-ply southern pine plywood sheets used in this study were fabricated in a commercial pine plywood mill in Alabama from grade A rotary-cut veneers
. Veneers with no visible defects were selected in the mill for this study.