enMuovikuja 7, 55120 Imatra, Finland
Ecologically
dyed wood
Certified
INS-COC-100073-A
Only manufacturer
in Finland

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

FAQ

CWP Interior veneers

How is reconstituted veneer made?

Reconstituted veneer is made from 1,5 mm birch veneer layers laminated pressed together, and then sliced into the reconstituted sheets. The sheets have a thickness of 0,6 mm. Standard length is around 2700 mm and width 550-600 mm.

Do veneers need a surface-treatment?

As with any wood veneer, it’s recommended to finish the surface of the products made using cwp-veneers. They can be finished using standard wax, oil, lacquer and varnishes. Testing is recommended.

How is the UV Permanence?

CWP veneers are real wood, and it’s a characteristic of wood that the colour will change with time. UV Permanence is good on surface-treated products. With certain colours, the natural shade of the birch may show through.

Is the visual appearance of veneers always identical?

Being a natural wood product the colour and visual appearance may vary little from one production lot to another. We recommend to check colours if combining veneers made from two different production lots.

Do veneers have a fire classification certificates?

The fire classifications are requested for the complete interior panels, not veneers alone. CWP veneers can be used in interior panels, which are fulfilling demanding technical requirements. Please ask more information from the panel producers directly.

CWP dyed 1,5mm veneers

Are CWP dyed 1,5mm veneers suitable for surface use?

We don’t recommend to use 1,5mm peeled veneer on surcafes due to it’s structure. Instead we recommend to use our reconstituted birch veneer in 0,6mm thickness for surfaces.

What kind of dyes does CWP use?

We use waterbased dyes in our through dyeing process

How can I surface finish CWP dyed veneers?

Surfaces can be finished with common surface treatment materials. We suggest to try first with left over pieces.

CWP Laminated Blanks

Can I get ready gun stocks from CWP?

CWP produces only laminated blanks. Our customers produce ready stocks.

Can I get custom colour combinations?

Yes. Choose colours from -CWP dyed 1,5mm veneers- site and make your own colour combination. We suggest to buy single blanks from web shop collection.

Can I get special size blanks from CWP?

No. To keep our warehouse reasonable size we have to use standard sizes. Sizes you can find from the web shop.

Are CWP blanks cross laminated?

All our laminated blanks are parallel glued. Veneer grain direction is along the long side of blank.

What kind of veneer quality is used in CWP blanks?

We use only free of knots quality. Some veins and hair is allowed. Dyeing of these parts may be different than other parts. Also some small healthy knots are allowed.

What kind of dyes does CWP use?

We use waterbased dyes in our through dyeing process

How can I surface finish CWP dyed veneers?

Surfaces can be finished with common surface treatment materials. We suggest to try first with left over pieces.

CWP's story

The founder of CWP, Riku Kärri is an engineer in wood technology but also a keen shooter. The idea of through-colouring occurred to him in the course of his hobby. The first application was a through-coloured gun-stock for a competition gun in 1999. Kärri developed the colouring method systematically as part of a Lappeenranta University of Technology research project. In 2004, CWP Coloured Wood Products Oy was founded.