In first, the treated log is going to be softened into a bath with hot water or vapour.
This operation can be realized on the whole log or only from some little pieces.
This schedule needs some days to several weeks, that depends on the hardness and
thickness of the wood. However, for light woods, this treatment isn't realized in
order to not to modify their primary colour.
Once this process is achieved, the cutting begins to make veneering. It's difficult
because it's necessary to choose the most appropriate technique to cut each log,
the one which will make it possible to obtain a maximum of veneerings, with a optimal
quality. After the beginning of this operation, one must remove the bark and verify
that the wood isn't spoilt by something.
When the veneerings are cut, they are carefully placed in an orderly manner, the
ones on the others. Then, they are seasoned before being filed. The most precious
woods keep their irregular shapes in order to avoid the wasting. The other woods
are cut to have some right shapes and a standardized size.
Finally, the latter operation makes it possible to file the different veneerings
according to criterion like sizes, esthetic qualities, thickness, colour...
The veneerings are put together, by multiples of four, each bundle can have from
16 to 32 leaves. They are stocked in the order of cutting into a fresh warehouse
until they be sold.