Edging Options:

Veneer or lumber edges applied along a veneered panel give the appearance it is actually solid lumber, while offering the advantages of a veneer faced panel on an engineered core. Such advantages can include dimensional stability, lighter weight fire retardancy, etc.

We offer the following edging options:

Concealed lipping (lumber edging):

Veneered door with concealed lipping to edge: American Black Walnut with 10mm lippings (Shown with clear polish applied)

Lippings in lumber that has been as closely matched for colour as possible can be applied before Premier Grade panels are faced with veneer. This gives the impression that the panel is made from a solid piece of lumber, while still 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.

Lippings can also be applied after veneering, using matching lumber or a contrasting specie, in order to achieve a breadboard edge effect.

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:

Veneered MDF with mitred concealed lippings: American Black Walnut with mitred 10mm lippings

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.

Veneer edging:

Veneered MDF with matching veneer to edge: American Black Walnut (Shown with clear polish applied)

You can order any 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 applied after the panels have been pressed, and is the most cost-effective way of achieving a decorative, finished edge. This is typically specified if the edge is likely to be on full view, for example if the panels are being used as shelves in a bookshelf, or if the veneer chosen 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 normal variances in the veneer, and subject to the quantity required making this viable. You can also order panels edgebanded with thicker veneer edging. This type of edging 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.

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FSC / PEFC Certification:

Winwood Products is a supplier off FSC certified veneered panels & doors and/or PEFC certified veneered panels & doors.

These certification systems allow you to purchase wood-based products safe in the knowledge that they have been sensibly and sustainably managed all along the supply path from when the tree was cut down from the forest, right to the point they arrive with you.

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