The Erable (or Bird’s Eye Maple) is a precious, three-dimensional North American wood: the eyes are originated from a natural phenomenon, that is from the footprints left by the drops of frozen sap during the rigid winters.A seasonal phenomenon characterized by strong temperature changes, year after year.Eyes, like the other three-dimensional characteristics that make wood a precious material (burls, figured, pomelé), are a gift from Nature, that cannot be “built” by man. The dyeing of natural veneers enhances the tridimensionality, and turns the veneer into an iridescent and luminescent surface, like silk or velvet.
Structure: Rotary cut
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Scientific Name: Acer nigrum / Acer saccharinum
TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
The veneer is characterised
by flame or “cathedral” figure. It’s obtained
when the cut is made tangentially to the
direction of the growth rings. Cutting
commences on the sapwood side of the log.
The veneer is obtained
by quarter slicing a portion (1/4, 1/3) of a log.
The cut is radial, perpendicular to the annual
growth rings: the result is a striped veneer
with vertical grain in the direction of the fiber.
Veneer is cut on a lathe which
rotates a log, chucked in the centre, against
a knife fixed over the whole length of the log
and set into it at a slight angle. The result
is a veneer with a “wave” structure, without
a precise and repeatable figure.
Natural dyed veneers
of all types of wood species are dyed throught
the whole thickness.
MW - MULTILAMINAR WOODS.
The multilaminar wood is composed of several
“sheets” that, after being individually dyed,
are assembled so as to obtain
veritable solid woods from which
the veneers will be then sliced.
FLEECED BACK VENEER BY SHEET.
The jointed-sheet is fleeced back
on non-woven-tissue or on paper
(both available in FSC®).
THREE-DIMENSIONAL WOOD SPECIES.
Precious wood, gift of Nature,
with three-dimensional fiber.
MW ECOZERO® - FORMALDEHYDE-FREE.
ECOZERO MW veneers are manufactured
using formaldehyde-free glues.
Veneers in “smoke”, grey
and brown tones, produced with a dyeing
process repeatable over time without