Ciri Finir Kupas Kayu Jabon (Anthocephalus cadamba)

  • Abigael Kabe
  • Wayan Darmawan
  • Muh. Yusram Massijaya
Keywords: boiling of wood, jabon, juvenility, lathe check, rotary-cut veneer, veneer thickness


Fast growing jabon is largely rotary-cut to produce veneer for plywood, com-ply, and LVL. In order to provide better information on veneer production and utilization, in this study the effects of wood juvenility and veneer thickness on lathe checks of jabon rotary-cut veneer were evaluated. Before veneer manufacturing, the jabon log was boiled at 50 and 75 °C for 4 and 8 hours respectively. The boiled logs were peeled to produce veneer of 1 and 2 mm thick. Lathe checks of veneers were measured under an optical video microscope. The rotary-cut veneer was grouped and evaluated separately at every segmented ring of 1 cm from pith to bark. The results showed that wood juvenility and veneer thickness had an important effect on lathe checks for the rotary-cut veneer. In general, the number of lathe check of the veneer increases with increasing veneer thickness and increase from pith to bark. Boiling of logs before rotary-cutting could decrease the value of lathe check. The results indicated that boiling of logs at 50 °C for 8 hours, and at 75 °C for 4 and 8 hours could minimize the number of lathe checks in manufacturing of 1 and 2 mm rotary-cut veneer from juvenile wood jabon.


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Author Biographies

Abigael Kabe
Departemen Hasil Hutan, Fakultas Kehutanan, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680
Wayan Darmawan
Departemen Hasil Hutan, Fakultas Kehutanan, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680
Muh. Yusram Massijaya
Departemen Hasil Hutan, Fakultas Kehutanan, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680


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How to Cite
KabeA., DarmawanW., & MassijayaM. Y. (2014). Ciri Finir Kupas Kayu Jabon (Anthocephalus cadamba). Jurnal Ilmu Pertanian Indonesia, 18(3), 133-139. Retrieved from