The oak as one of the most popular materials for the manufacture of furniture and construction, is recently used more and more rarely in the form of solid wood, having its limitations and shortcomings. It was replaced by furniture panels that have all advantages of solid wood. Depending on the technique for gluing of lamellas, which form the basis of a furniture panel, the finished product can be edge-glued or finger-joint.
A finger-joint oak panel consists of separate work pieces – lamellas glued together by length and by width in one panel. Due to excellent characteristics and a wide scope of use, the finger-joint oak furniture panels become an excellent material for the manufacture of furniture, finishing, construction of stairs and creating of decorative elements.
Finger-joined oak furniture panels have proven themselves as the material that does not shrink, does not deform over the years, and is not subject to the mold, as well as is extremely easy to handle.
The finger-joint furniture panels are marked by three letters: AA, AB, BB - depending on the wood grade used for each side of the product.
As with the edge-glued products, the finger-joint panels are marked by A and B letters, which stand for wood characteristics of each panel side and presence/absence of defects. Thus, we have three possible grades of finished products:
AA Grade. It is characterized by a total absence of wood flaws on both sides of the product. At that, lamellas are selected by color, grain and cutting nature.
AB Grade. Lamellas of various grain and colors are used randomly. According to the standard, one side of the product shall be free from defects, and on the other it is allowed sapwood and small (up to 5 mm) sound intergrown knots.
BB Grade. Lamellas are glued together without color scheme and cut matching. Some wood defects are allowed: One side may have brown strains and sharp color change; the other side may also have significant color variations, in addition, sapwood and sound tight knots up to 5 mm are acceptable.
BC Grade. Wood color, its texture and grain are ignored for the C grade panel. Lamellas may have such defects as sapwood or knots (which size does not exceed 30 mm). At the same time these (or other minor) defects should not adversely affect the quality of the material or its operational characteristics.
Finger-joint oak panels of any grade may be presented in different sizes depending on the application:
- product thickness may be 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 mm;
- panel width may reach up to 1100 mm;
- length of finished products may be up to 6000 mm.
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