Defects and Repairs
The quality of the veneers is governed by the natural growth characteristics of the logs from which the veneers are peeled. As a consequence, knots, knot holes, splits and discolouration are just a few of the natural defects that occur. The grade of the face and back veneers of Au-mex panels are selected so that the occurrence of these natural defects are within acceptable limits for the panels intended end use. In addition to the appropriate selection of veneer grade, repairs such as wood patches and polyurethane fillers are used to improve the surface quality of the veneer for applications where a solid wood surface is desirable.