Veneer & Lumber Edging
Veneer or lumber edges matching 350+ architectural veneers & inlays can be applied to give a veneered panel the appearance it is actually solid lumber, while offering the advantages of a veneer faced panel on an engineered core.
Advantages of using an engineered panel such as this can include dimensional stability, lighter weight fire retardancy, etc.
Winwood Products is a supplier offering the following edging options:
Concealed lipping (lumber edging)
- Manufactured to specific requirement
- Same wood as the face veneer wherever possible
- Panel looks like solid lumber but higher quality & more stable
- Not visible from face
- More robust than exposed lippings or veneer edging
- 6-10mm as standard - available 30mm+ to supply matched sets of handleless doors
Solid lumber lippings as closely matched for colour as possible can be applied before the panels are faced with veneer. This gives the impression that the panel is made from a solid piece of lumber, while taking advantage of the fact that the panels are an engineered, veneered panel. This also gives the opportunity to specify a bookmatched set of panels with solid wood lippings.
The edging will be unseen from the face, resulting in a more robust finish, and allows you to mould a profile along the edged of the face (e.g. chamfer), or to apply a decorative groove along the edge without risking exposing the core material. 30mm lippings allow a handleless door profile to machined into the edge in doors of minimum thickness 22mm
Standard edging thickness is 6-10mm. We can supply thicker edging if required, although 30mm is generally the thickest utilised, as anything larger tends bring instability into the performance of the panel due to stresses within the lumber, and the cost-effectiveness in comparison with solid lumber may be reduced.
Concealed lipping with mitred corners
- Avoids end grain of adjacent lippings being visible
- Neater finish
- Possible with adjacent lippings of the same thickness
The normal manner in which two adjacent edges are lipped is 'long over short' (i.e. short edges applied first with the long edges over them). The opposite arrangement of 'short over long' can be specified if preferred. Where it is desirable to reduce the appearance of the end grain of the last lipping applied being seen from the end of the panel, 6mm lippings are sometimes ordered.
A much neater and robust finish can be achieved if the standard lumber edging is ordered with one or more corners mitred prior to over-veneering. This further enhances the 'solid lumber' effect, while avoiding this end grain effect and retaining the advantages over veneer edging.
- Same veneer as face can be used for optimum colour & grain matching
- Typically lower in cost than solid lumber lipping
- Available in lower-priced commercial quality panels
Exposed edges of a Premier Grade panel to be finished with veneer from the same veneer stock as the face in order to obtain the closest match - this is typically applied before the panels have been pressed. While veneer edging is typically advised agaisnt for reason of robustness, this option is often chosen where the chosen veneer does not have a good match in solid lumber.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to edge the panels yourself, we can supply unglued veneer strips using the same veneer stock, to ensure a perfect match.
Superior & Commercial Grade panels can be supplied with veneer edges, but as this edging is not taken from the same veneer stock, it is subject to the colour & grain pattern variances typically found in the veneer, and subject to the quantity required making this viable. Panels can often be edgebanded with thicker veneer edging. This is commonly 2mm or 3mm thick, and is manufactured by laying multiple layers of 0.6mm veneer on top of each other to achieve the thickness stated.
NB: We strongly advise against the use of preglued iron-on edging. We have been approached by many customers who have experienced issues in using such products from other suppliers. The difficulties have been due to the glue not being heated enough to achieve good adhesion, causing failure at a later date, or because the iron has been too hot and has scorched the veneer.