Dymondwood - design and longevity
The making of Dymondwood
Dymondwood is a natural hardwood veneer. It’s impregnated with formulated resins and joined with permanent coloring agents. The veneers are bonded and densified under very high temperatures and gigantic pressure. This is how dymondwood is created.
It is a fully homogeneous product of wood with many characteristics not available in natural wood. These products are also called phenolic-impregnated wood and are a type of plywood.
Characteristics and appearance
Dymondwood has texture, beauty, colorful richness, and grain which is not met by other natural material. This makes it a popular to use for it’s design properties.
Dymondwood is a stable material that doesn’t warp or splinter as normal wood does. It’s also not affected in extremes, such as, high temperature, humidity, or moisture. Dymondwood in woodworking can be worked with standard woodworking equipment, sanded and elevated to a glossy or satin finish. Dymondwood is sometimes also called Pakkawood, Staminawood or compreg.
Use of dymondwood
Dymondwood is often used in objects that sees tough and rough handling and environment. Kitchen knives are a good example of usage. It’s also often used in military equipment which sees lot of wear and tear.
Pens, brushes, knitting needles and pool cues are examples of tools benefiting from dymondwood as they see constant use under difficult conditions.