Solid - Processing and finishing

Processing & Finishing

General processing: For professional processing only, Plexwood is composed of end grain wood and wood with the grain, this means that sanding, filling, cutting, gluing and finishing differs significantly from other wood products, follow the instructions of the products chosen, and the general guidelines below


Acclimatization: Allow Plexwood to acclimatize under the conditions in which it will be used
Sanding: Solid is as standard sanded 80-grit, the veneer layers differ in hardness, sand concentrically/rotating, belt sanding or sanding with an orbital disk is generally not suitable for this product
Filling: Solid is as standard unfilled, the veneer layers differ in absorption capacity, therefore work with fillers that are suitable for end grain wood, generally, fast-drying fillers are not appropriate, run a test if necessary
Gluing: Use a suitable non-water based construction glue, or a PU glue, generally, white water-based wood glues are not appropriate, run a test if necessary
Fixation: Solid is subject to a relatively high degree of dimensional shrinkage, for this reason larger solid panels should not be fixated, but should be allowed a floating fixation or connection. For smaller items like logos and letters, t-brads or mini-brads with small heads are usually suitable to fixate Solid with glue to the substrate
Connection: A butt joint, connection with dowels or biscuit joints (lamellos), mitered corner joint and corner joint with corner anchors are the most common connections
Finishing with oil/wax: Plexwood is composed of end grain wood veneer, which has a higher absorption quality than wood with the grain, therefore work with oil and wax that is suitable for this type of wood structure. Generally, very thin or diluted agents are not appropriate. The manufacturer of the product in question can inform you whether their product is suitable, run a test if necessary
Finishing with varnish: Plexwood is composed of end grain wood veneer, which has a higher absorption quality than wood with the grain, always choose an appropriate finish, as not all acrylics and water-based varnishes are suitable for Plexwood. Generally, very thin or diluted agents are not appropriate. The manufacturer of the product in question can inform you whether their product is suitable, and if necessary, run a test

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