Jointing, gluing, splicing, and grading veneer: how it's done
June 24, 2016 | 2:46 pm CDT

Veneer Tech, a manufacturer of high-technology veneer and other wood products, shows how it's able to splice 8 million sq. ft. of veneer monthly.

The process begins at the company's 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Newport, North Carolina, where newly purchased high quality veneer undergoes the jointing process. The company's joining machinery makes two parallel cuts on each side of the stacked veneer.

Veneer then moves to one of three water automated glue applicators, which add glue amounts based off individual specifications. A "fanner" then even distributes the glue throughout the stacked veneer, similar to a deck of cards. The veneer then moves to one of ten splicers to begin the splicing process. 

Veneer Technologies manufactures high-end decorative hardwood veneer faces, sheet veneer and edgebanding in domestic and exotic species. The company offers kiln dried hardwood lumber to match veneers, custom door skins, reconstituted products, and more.

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Robert Dalheim is an editor at the Woodworking Network. Along with publishing online news articles, he writes feature stories for the FDMC print publication. He can be reached at [email protected].