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Sawn veneer


Chapas de madera aserrada

Placages sciés

Sawn veneer is cut from veneer blocks usually by rift or circular saws. The decisive advantage of this method: sawn veneers retain their natural colour and even knotted or gnarled wood remains virtually free of tears and fissures. A disadvantage of sawn veneers is the high production costs. They result from the large amount of wasted wood and the time-consuming production. In addition, sawn veneer can only be produced to a minimum thickness of 1 mm.
Accordingly, this type of veneer is only used nowadays for special or hard-to-process wood, e.g. curled or knotty root wood or for restoration purposes.