A MANUAL FOR DECORATIVE WOOD VENEERING TECHNOLOGY (2nd Edition)
This new Edition of ‘A Manual for Decorative Wood Veneering Technology’ incorporates the latest research results, including advice on dealing with potential discolouration of veneers exposed to UV light. Written by Dr. Barbara Ozarska, Leader of the Forest Products Research Group at the University of Melbourne Victoria, it is an authoritative guide to all the factors involved in the successful use of wood veneers. The Project was financially supported by Forest & Wood Products Australia.
DISCOLOURATION OF VENEERS IN DAMP OR HUMID SERVICE CONDITIONS
Some veneered products are prone to dark brown/grey staining when exposed to hot and humid conditions. This publication contains recommendations to prevent this from happening.
AUSTRALIAN WOOD VENEERED BOARDS FORMALDEHYDE-SAFE
A press release concerning recent tests on wood veneers commissioned by TVAA: Australian Wood Veneered Formaldehyde-Safe.
WHITE FLECKS IN OPEN-GRAINED VENEERS
White flecks sometimes appear in open-grained, reconstructed and dark veneers after coating. The problem has been observed more frequently in reconstructed veneers, but can occur in natural, open-grained veneers as well. It is difficult to fix once a full coating system has been applied. This technical bulletin describes the main causes of white flecks and suggests ways of avoiding them.
FIRE HAZARD REQUIREMENTS FOR VENEERS
This statement explains in clear terms the Building Code of Australia’s requirements for Wood Veneer Panels used as wall and ceiling linings in commercial buildings. It is based on tests by Exova Warringtonfire Aust. Pty. Ltd.
Financial support for the tests was provided by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA).
This data sheet outlines the status of timber veneers and veneered panels with respect to formaldehyde emissions. The data sheet will be of assistance to architects and other specifiers who are preparing submissions for Green Star accreditation.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Although not hazardous in themselves, precautions—detailed in this data sheet—should be taken when working with wood veneers.
MINIMISATION OF COLOUR CHANGE OF RECONSTRUCTED AND RETONED VENEER
This technical brief summarises several years of planning and research. It was produced with the assistance of Forest & Wood Products Australia. The research work was conducted by CSIRO and the University of Melbourne. The Technical Brief refers to a Recommended Test Protocol. A copy of the Test Protocol can be obtained from our Technical Representative—phone 1300 303 982 or email
The full 103-page research report is also available on request from the Technical representative.
WHITENING OF BEECH VENEER DUE TO MOISTURE
This document addresses the whitening or “wicking” of Beech veneer—whitening that starts at an edge and works its way up the surface of the veneered panel. This whitening is caused by moisture between the lacquer and the surface of the timber veneer: the moisture reacts with the lacquer resulting in a milky film on the timber surface that may be sanded away without marking the timber.
The research project by which this document was produced was funded by TVAA.
TVAA TECHNICAL BULLETIN: CARE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VENEERED PRODUCTS
TVAA VENEER PRODUCT INFORMATION MANUAL
The TVAA Veneer Product Information Manual is available in hard copy. To order a copy please email us at
THE FINEST USE OF FINE TIMBERS – DVD
This resource explains how veneer is produced and shows its many applications. Copies can be obtained from TVAA members, or from our technical representative at a cost of $20.00 – to obtain a copy please email us at
THE FINEST USE OF FINE TIMBERS — MINI CD
The material on our popular DVD The Finest Use of Fine Timbers is now available free of charge on a mini CD. The mini CD can be viewed on any PC or DVD player.
The mini CD features our specially commissioned 15 minute movie on veneer production, drawing on the latest video resources from around the world.
The movie is divided into five sections:
• The Forest
• The Logs
• Veneer Processing
• Veneer Pressing
It can be viewed section by section, or played through from start to finish.
To obtain a free copy of the mini CD please email us at
THE FINEST USE OF FINE TIMBERS – POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
This presentation details the veneer creation process and gives examples of veneer use. Note that this file is 25MB in size.