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BROOKLINE® VENEERS

SPECIFICATION & INSTALLATION
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Approximate Stock Sheet Size:

Birdseye      24 ½” x 98 ½”

Burl             24 ½” x 98 ½”

Pommele     24 ½” x 98 ½”

Qtr. & Flat Cut   25” x 99”  or 25” x 124” (depending on the pattern)

 

Veneer Thickness:

1/40” for Birdseye, Pommele & Burl

1/40” for Quarter Cut and Flat Cut patterns

INSTALLATION METHODS

Surface Preparation:

Brookline®, the genuine hardwood veneer, should be bonded to a high quality 5-ply plywood, medium or high density fiberboard, particleboard, or similar products using a rigid glue line with a press. Follow the recommendations of the adhesive manufacturer. Use of contact cement is not recommended.

The substrate must be free of dust, dirt, oil, grease or any foreign matter. Holes, depressions, indentations, or raised areas must be filled or sanded smooth. Unroll and carefully inspect the Brookline® to ensure the back side is free of dust and dirt.

Take care to assure that a moisture imbalance does not exist between Brookline® and the substrate prior to fabrication (refer to limitations). A balancing back must be used.

 

Finishing:

Brookline® can be lightly stained. Samples are available for testing. Brookline® requires the same finishing steps as conventional veneer. First, a sufficient sanding is needed to smooth the surface of Brookline®. Second, depending on the final finish, apply one or more sealer coats. Finally, using standard finishing materials such as oil, lacquer, varnish, urethane, polyester or other similar finishes, apply the top coat(s). please refer to the limitations section. Follow all instructions of the finish manufacturer.

 

Limitations:

Do not use Brookline® for exterior use or direct application to plaster walls, gypsum wallboard, or concrete walls.

Since Brookline® sheets are not inert, they are sensitive to ambient atmospheric conditions such as temperature and moisture. It is essential to properly condition Brookline® along with the substrate and adhesive prior to fabrication. Temperature when handling should not be below 65F with a relative humidity of 45% to 60%.

Pigments are sensitive to ultraviolet light, and all woods will fade or change color with prolonged exposure to light. Certain pigments, such as pastel colors, are more sensitive to light and extra care should be used to protect them from UV exposure. A UV inhibiting finish must be used with all wood. With colors that are sensitive to light, an overstain must also be used.

MAINTENANCE & STORAGE

Maintenance:

Because a top coat is required, the final surface should be cleaned and maintained in accordance with the recommendation of the finishing manufacturer.

 

Storage and Handling:

Brookline® sheets should be stored in a completely supported flat position. Wrap the veneer in plastic to maintain the moisture content. Take precautions not to fold, crease, dent or scratch sheets.

LIMITED WARRANTY

Limited Warranty:

Brookline® is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. Any such defects must be reported to your distributor within ten (10) days of date of delivery. During this warranty period we will repair or at our option replace, free of charge, such merchandise as shall prove to be defective. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ACCIDENT, ALTERATION, MISUSE, TAMPERING, NEGLIGENCE, OR ABUSE. INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES (INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OT FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. THE FOREGOING SHALL CONSTITUTE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF CUSTOMER.

BROOKLINE® PAPERBACK VENEERS

SPECIFICATION & INSTALLATION
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Stock Sheet Size:

Birdseye      48” x 96”

Pommele     48” x 96”

Burls            48” x 96”

Quartered & Flat Cut   48” x 96” &  48” x 120” (depending on the pattern)

 

Paper Back Thickness: 0.010”

All sheets are flexed and sanded

Special order allow 2-3 weeks delivery:

5mil, 20mil, Polyflex and Woodply backings also available

INSTALLATION METHODS

Surface Preparation:

Brookline® PaperBack, should be bonded to a high quality 5-ply plywood, MDF, high density fiberboard, or particleboard, using adhesives and techniques as recommended by the adhesive manufacturer. Do not bond Brookline® PaperBack to any substrate treated with a fire retardant agent. Delamination may occur.

Be sure the surface to be covered is free of dust, dirt, oil, grease or any foreign matter. Holes, depressions, indentations, or raised areas must be filled or sanded smooth. Unroll and carefully inspect the Brookline® PaperBack to be sure the back side is free of dust and dirt.

Since Brookline® PaperBack sheets are not inert, they are sensitive to atmospheric conditions such as temperature and moisture. It is essential that Brookline® PaperBack be properly conditioned along with the substrate and adhesive prior to fabrication. Temperature when handling should not be below 65F with a relative humidity of 45% to 60%.

 

Application:

When laminating the Brookline® Paperback with contact adhesive, both the substrate and the back of the veneer sheets must be coated with the adhesive. Adhesive can be applied by roller or spray. For smaller jobs, contact cements are available in aerosol cans. Always follow the adhesive manufacturer’s instructions. To ensure a permanent bond, the application of sufficient pressure is required. Pressure can be applied mechanically in a press or with rollers. If done by hand, the use of a 4” fibre scraper is recommended, making sure to overlap each stroke in the grain direction. In specific cases, a balanced back may be required.

 

Finishing:

It is good practice to allow the contact cement to dry at least 48 hours prior to applying any finishing materials. The veneer can be stained lightly. Apply the stain sparingly with a cloth. The suggested finishing systems are either polyurethane or alkyds. Lacquers and shellacs can be used successfully if the mechanic is knowledgeable of techniques and equipment necessary to obtain satisfactory results. However, if these finishing materials are applied too heavily, they can soak through the veneer and paper backing and attack the glue line, causing delamination.

 

Limitations:

Brookline® Paperback is not recommended for exterior use or direct application to plaster walls, gypsum wallboard, or concrete walls. Some pigments are sensitive to ultraviolet light. With these colors, use of ultraviolet inhibiting finishes and a light overstain is required.

LIMITED WARRANTY

Limited Warranty:

Brookline® PaperBack is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. Any such defects must be reported to your distributor within ten (10) days of date of delivery. During this warranty period we will repair or at our option replace, free of charge, such merchandise as shall prove to be defective. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ACCIDENT, ALTERATION, MISUSE, TAMPERING, NEGLIGENCE, OR ABUSE. INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES (INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OT FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. THE FOREGOING SHALL CONSTITUTE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF CUSTOMER.

BRAEWOOD® PREFINISHED VENEERS

SPECIFICATION & INSTALLATION
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Technical Information:

Stock Sheet Size:

Birdseye              48” x 96”

Qtr. & Flat Cut   48” x 96” & 48” x 120” (depending on the pattern)

 

Sheet  Thickness:

1/36” for Birdseye

1/48” for Quarter Cut and Flat Cut patterns

 

* All Braewood Prefinished sheets have one or more splices.

INSTALLATION METHODS

Surface Preparation:

Braewood® Prefinished (PF) should be bonded to high quality 5-ply plywood, medium or high density fiberboard, cabinet grade particleboard, or similar products using adhesives and techniques as recommended by the adhesive manufacturer. Finish all exposed edges to prevent moisture absorption.

Be sure the surface to be covered is free of dust, dirt, oil, grease or any foreign matter. Holes, depressions, indentations, or raised areas must be filled or sanded smooth. Unroll and carefully inspect the Braewood® PF to be sure the back side is free of dust and dirt.

 

Application:

When laminating Braewood® PF with contact adhesive, cover both the substrate and the back of the veneer sheets with the adhesive. Apply the adhesive by roller or spray. Always follow the adhesive manufacturer’s instructions. To ensure a permanent bond, the application of sufficient pressure is required. Apply pressure mechanically in a cold press or with rollers. Use a balancing backer sheet.

 

Finishing:

Braewood® PF requires no finishing! The specially designed matte polyurethane coating is durable, transparent, water and heat resistant. In addition, the finish helps seal the wood from temperature and moisture variation. Braewood® PF has been tested for light stability and stain resistance. Test results are available on request.

 

Post-forming:

Braewood® PF can be heated to achieve greater flexibility. Following standard post-forming procedures, Braewood® PF ca be wrapped to approx. 7/16” radius with the grain and 5/8” against the grain (except Birdseye and Italo). Please note excessive heat can distort or cloud the finish. While the maximum temperature the product will withstand will vary with the length of time the heat is applied, the temperature should not exceed 300F. the peel sheet is postforming grade and will withstand the same temperature as the wood under normal cicumstances. However, exposure to strong light sources will increase the difficulty of removing the peel sheet.

 

Limitations:

Braewood® Prefinished is NOT RECOMMENDED for exterior use or direct application to plaster walls, gypsum wallboard, steel or concrete walls. The polyurethane finish contains ultraviolet inhibitors to help retard pigments from fading. However, like any wood product, Braewood® PF will face with prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light sources. Fade test results are available on request.

Braewood® PF sheets are sensitive to ambient atmospheric conditions such as temperature and moisture. It is essential that Braewood® PF be properly conditioned along with the substrate and adhesive prior to fabrication. Temperature when handling should not be below 65F with with a relative humidity of 45% to 60%. Please refer to Braewood® PF “Tech Tips” bulletins for additional specifications.

MAINTENANCE & STORAGE

Maintenance:

The best way to clean Braewood® PF is with mild soap and a cloth rag which will not scratch the finish. For heavier blemishes or soiling, use standard wood polishes or cleaners.

 

Storage and Handling:

Store Braewood® PF sheets face against face in a completely supported flat position. On-edge storage is NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT fold, crease, dent or scratch sheets. Protect Braewood® PF sheets from light during storage. Because of the fiber and cell composition of Braewood® PF, fabricators are cautioned to exercise more care in its handling and use.

LIMITED WARRANTY

Limited Warranty:

Braewood® PF is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. Any such defects must be reported to your distributor within ten (10) days of date of delivery. During this warranty period we will repair or at our option replace, free of charge, such merchandise as shall prove to be defective. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ACCIDENT, ALTERATION, MISUSE, TAMPERING, NEGLIGENCE, OR ABUSE. INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES (INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OT FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. THE FOREGOING SHALL CONSTITUTE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF CUSTOMER.

Veneer Cutting Methods

Rotary Cut

rotary cut veneer cutting method

The log is mounted centrally in the lathe and turned against a razor sharp blade, like unwinding a roll of paper. Since the cut follows the log’s annular growth rings, a multi-patterned grain marking is produced. Rotary cut veneer is exceptionally wide.

Quarter Sliced

quarter sliced wood veneer

The quarter log or flitch is mounted on the flitch table so that the growth rings of the log strike the knife at approximately right angles, producing a series of stripes, straight in some woods, varied in others.

Rift Cut

rift cut wood veneer

Rift cut veneer is produced in the various species of Oak. Oak has medullary ray cells which radiate from the log’s center. The rift or comb grain effect is obtained by cutting at an angle of about 15% off of the quartered position to avoid the flake figure of the medullary rays.

Half-Round Sliced

half round sliced wood veneer

A variation of rotary cutting. Segments or flitches of the log are mounted off center on the lathe. This results in a cut slightly across the annular growth rings, and visually shows modified characteristics of both rotary and plain sliced veneers.

Plain (Flat) Sliced

plain flat sliced wood veneer

The half log, or flitch , is mounted with the heart side flat against the flitch table of the slicer and the slicing is done parallel to a line through the center of the log. This produces a distinct grain.

Types of Veneer Matching

Book Match

Bookmatch veneer matching

Slip Match

Slipmatch Veneer Matching

Center Match

centermatch veneer matching

Balance Match

balance match veneer matching

Book& Butt Match

book and butt match veneer matching

Herringbone Match

herringbone veneer matching

Diamond Match

diamond veneer matching

Reverse Diamond

reverse diamond veneer matching

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