Planed beech fittings
The planed beech furniture fittings offered by GRABO are characterised by their high quality and high-grade work. The entire process begins with kiln-drying of the material to obtain a humidity within the 8-10% range. Wood, which is a hygroscopic material throughout the process, absorbs and gives off water vapour to balance out with the surrounding environment. After the drying, the wood is pre-sorted. Fittings which do not meet predefined requirements are discarded. The material will then be planed. Planing is done to level the surface and to obtain the required dimensions (thickness and width) or to contour surfaces. Once they have been planed, the fittings undergo inspection and sorting, which sees that defective products be discarded, and guarantees a high quality of the end product.
Processed beech fittings
Different kinds of processing, more advanced than planing, are the next step on the way to give the product the preferred shape and surface. Planing is one of the steps in the processing, a method which also includes milling, bevelling, reaming, drilling, finishing and sanding.
Processed and stained beech fittings
Stain is applied to such a semi-finished product in order to give it the preferred colour. Stain can be applied with a special brush or a spray-gun. After the stain application, the wood surface is not yet sealed, this will only happen once a coat of paint has been applied to the wood.
Processed lacquered beech fittings
A semi-finished product, prepared is this way, will then be lacquered. If several coats of lacquer are applied, it is necessary to sand the surface before a successive application in order to increase its adhesion. Depending on the lacquer and the surface type, the lacquer is applied with a brush, a roller or a spray-gun. After each application, it is necessary to allow each coat to dry. Lacquering seals and protects the wood. In some cases the wood may be first stained before lacquering to obtain the desired colouring.