Effective Use and Storage of Furniture Panels

Effective Use and Storage of Furniture Panels

A furniture panel is a wooden panel made from glued-together strips of wood. These strips, called lamellas, are connected without using dowels. The usual width of the lamellas is 30 or 45 mm, and it's important that lamellas of the same size are used in a single panel.

Panels glued only in width, not in length, are called full-lamella panels.

Moisture and Dimensions of the Furniture Panel

The moisture content of the material varies from 6 to 12%, and the difference in moisture content of the strips in a single panel does not exceed 2%. The moisture content depends directly on the species of wood from which the lamellas are made. Attention should also be paid to the granularity of the sanding, which is usually in the range of 80 to 120.

The dimensions of furniture panels vary, reaching a maximum of 5500х1300х10(150) mm.

German adhesives, known for their high water resistance (grades D3-D4), are most often used for gluing.

Storage Tips

Remember, as natural materials, furniture panels are sensitive to their environment. The relative humidity in the storage room for wood should be within 45-65%. Humid air, especially in rooms where repair work is being carried out, can negatively affect the panels.

The temperature regime is also important: in winter, it is optimal to maintain a temperature from +5 to +18 °C. Avoid too high temperatures in summer.

Avoid mechanical damage and store the panels not on their side but in a vertical position. Prolonged storage without use and packaging can also damage the material.

To prevent warping, consider the dimensions of the panel: smaller length and width with greater thickness can help reduce the risk of deformation.

After opening the packaging, it is advisable to treat the surface of the panel with varnish or wax, especially the end parts.

Pay special attention to panels made of softwood species, such as pine or larch. They are more prone to deformation from mechanical impacts.

Prevention of Deformation and Warping of Furniture Panels

Deformation and warping of furniture panels can significantly shorten the life of furniture and spoil its appearance. To prevent these problems, certain precautions should be taken:

  1. Proper storage: Maintaining optimal moisture levels (45-65%) and stable temperature (from +5 to +18 °C in winter) is important to prevent deformations.
  2. Choosing quality materials: Using high-quality lamellas with uniform moisture and density helps reduce the risk of deformation.
  3. Regular inspection and care: Periodic monitoring of the panels' condition and timely addressing potential problems help maintain them in perfect condition.

These measures will help keep the furniture panels in excellent condition for many years.

Recommendations for Using Furniture Panels

When using furniture panels, it is important to consider several key points to ensure their longevity and attractive appearance:

  1. Adaptation to the project: Choosing the size and shape of the panels according to the requirements of a specific project.
  2. Proper processing: Applying suitable methods of surface treatment of the panel, including sanding, painting, and varnishing.
  3. Assembly techniques: Using reliable methods of joining to ensure strength and durability of the product.

These recommendations will help maximize the effective use of furniture panels in various furniture projects.

Innovative Approaches in Using Furniture Panels

Innovative approaches in using furniture panels open new horizons in design and functionality of furniture:

  1. Eco-friendly technologies: Using recycled wood and environmentally friendly adhesives and finishing materials.
  2. Modern design: Creating unconventional design solutions, including modular furniture and creative interior elements.
  3. Integration with smart technologies: Implementing innovations in furniture products, such as built-in charging devices or touch panels.

These modern approaches not only improve the quality and appearance of the furniture but also significantly expand its functional capabilities.