This year, Species Spotlight transitioned to Veneer Spotlight in order to examine additional veneer characteristics. In this feature, Timber Products Company Veneer Superintendent Eric Cullen looks at Plank Match veneers.
In the above video, John Good, senior executive vice president at Drum Workshop, Inc. explains the art of drum shell manufacturing, the benefits of the firm’s relationship with veneer supplier Timber Products Company, and how wood grain orientation impacts a drum’s sound quality. Learn more about the veneers used to make DW Drums at www.timberproducts.com.
With more than 30 years of experience in the wood products industry, Ken Wilcox recently joined Timber Products Company in the specialty hardwoods division. We caught up with Ken to talk about veneer trends, new products and what advice he has for cabinetmakers and distributors.
TROY, PA— Oak Hill Veneer Inc. will invest almost $2 million to expand its operations in Troy, PA. When completed, the spliced hardwood veneer manufacturer said it expects to add 73 full-time jobs over the next three years, more than double its current size of 62 employees.
Papyrus Australia Ltd.'s paptented technology converts the waste trunk of banana palms into alternatives to forest wood products for furniture, building, and construction. The Papyrus process banana trunk conversion yields wood products with qualities not found in existing wood-based products due to the uniform pattern of banana tree trunks.
The answer on finishing Ancient Wood's 50,000 year old Kauri is "very carefully." Recovered from prehistoric peat bogs in New Zealand, this wood prices at $40 a board foot for flat sawn grain, $60 for quarter sawn and up to $100 for Whitebait, a rare grain pattern that turns iridescent when sanded properly.