How is SHINNOKI processed?

We advise that in the section 'downloads' of this website, there are some processing movies to watch. You can always take a look and if you have any questions concerning the processing of Shinnoki. These movies are available:

  1. Cutting
  2. MITRE cutting
  3. Setting a tool to keep sliding doors straight
  4. Drilling and manufacturing
  5. 3-ply without pressing
  6. Standard wood veneer edge banding
  7. Pre glued edge banding

Is a single-sided plate stable enough? In other words, are these panels likely to bend?

The single sided Shinnoki panels are produced in such a way so that they are The front and reverse are of course different but with our specially developed production process, this is not a problem. Via the HPLT system the panels are pressed to high pressure but low temperatures.

TIP : We recommend giving high cabinets (> 2 meter) sufficient hinges. Sliding doors must always be produced from two-sided shinnoki. Best also equipped with a door set (processing film to see in the "professionals" section of this site).

Can Shinnoki be used in the bathroom?

Yes, but not for everything. The Lacquer of Shinnoki is resistant to water but for a maximum period of 12 hours. The manufacture of bathroom furniture is therefore perfectly possible. You must however, avoid permanently wet areas. We do not recommend you process Shinnoki horizontally in a bathroom where the water can remain on the panel (such as under an upright shower).

For what, would you use the 3 ply variant?

The 3 ply Shinnoki's (single sheets) are designed for extreme situations. For example, for the finishing of a door in a renovation project or the repairing of existing furniture, …. The 3 ply sheets, however, are not produced in large volumes but can be bonded to another medium (for example, a MDF panel of 9 mm). The Decospan group can also offer Shinnoki finishing on different baseboards in a minimum quantity of 50 pieces (particleboard, MDF in other thicknesses). Contact your Decospan contact for further information.

Can you manufacture sliding doors from Shinnoki?

This can be done perfectly but we recommend to use Shinnoki veneered both sides Also the use of a door clamp is recommended (see processing film in the "professionals" section of this site.

Can Shinnoki panels be processed horizontally? I.e. is lacquer sufficiently strong?

The varnish used for Shinnoki is the same as for the Par-ky wooden veneer floors. This automatically means that this lacquer is extremely strong. Consequently Shinnoki is certainly suitable for horizontal use. Note: Shinnoki cannot be used for worktops in the kitchen or other, very heavily used horizontal surfaces.

When should you use the ordinary wooden veneer edging and when should you use use the ABS edging?

The veneer edge bandings are sufficient for most finishes. If the sides are used extensively (in the kitchen for example), we recommend to use our ABS sides. These protect the sides better. Also in humid areas (bathroom, dishwasher, kitchen), we recommend you use the ABS sides. It is also possible to configure a small radiuson the ABS edges that are 1.5 mm thick.

Why are there edge bandings with a thickness of 44 mm available?

The thick edge bandings have been developed to complete the edges of thicker panels (for example, a library shelves). This can easily been done by two Shinnoki panels bonded together (finished thickness of 38 mm) and then work with the wide edge bandings.

Can Shinnoki be obtained on other baseboards? In other dimensions?

Shinnoki can indeed be obtained on different baseboard or in other thicknesses. There is a minimum requirement of 50 pieces . We recommend that you contact your Decospan contact for further questions on this matter.