Logs are debarked and sawn lengthways to produce two, three or four flitches.

 

Cooking and steaming of the logs prior to be transformed. Time used in this process varies according to the wood species and their thickness.

   

Flitches are placed into the flat or the rotary cutting machines where wood is sliced into veneer.

Flat cutting (6.5 Mb - Right-click and Save as)  
Rotary cutting (11.9 Mb - Right-click and Save as) 
There are 4 cutting techniques:
Striped flat cutting  
Crown tangential flat cutting    
Crown rotary cutting   
Rift rotary cutting   

 Drying.

 Trimming of the veneer bundles to delimit their measure.

   

 Classification and storage of the veneer.