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DIN 4079 defines veneers as thin sheets of wood which are cut from tree trunks or sections of tree trunks by sawing, knifing or peeling. Veneers allow the efficient use of precious timbers.
For the production of veneers only the section of the tree trunk from the base to the first branch is used. The bark is removed and the tree is checked for impurities. Before the veneer is cut, the trunk is usually softened by steaming or immersion in hot water. Veneers are distinguished by application into:
Face veneer, outer veneer, inner veneer, blind veneer; cross-band veneer.
And by method of production into:
Sawn veneer, crown-cut veneer, stripe veneer, mirror veneer, peeled veneer.