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Hot Press Veneer Professionals

Hot Press Veneer Professionals are More Successful and Profitable with Sing Core

For years, Sing Core has been providing high-end local and nationwide hot press veneer professionals with premium core material that eliminates the need for crossbanding.

Let’s face it, nothing can compete with the beauty and elegance of a perfectly hot-pressed panel, and for that sweet-spot in the marketplace, those clients that demand the best and are willing to pay for it. The manufacturers and millworks that have Sing Core inside their hot-pressed products are making bank by specializing in these ultra-high-end projects.

For general contractors, we recommend using your local millwork to lay veneer, as it requires a skilled professional.

From the Inventor of Sing Core

Sing Core Inventor Peter Sing

Sing Core Inventor Peter Sing

I get asked by hot press veneer shops, if we are in competition with them? And the answer is, “No.” Even though we are specified by architects all over the country in large veneer projects, and mostly in huge veneer doors, we do not do the veneer. What we do is to provide our substrate to the best hot press veneer professionals we know. If a contractor contacts us first because we were spec’d on the job, we have him tell us which veneer company he wants us to work with, and my team is willing to help match up the best material and veneer services if they ask us for their advice, and that’s what we do.

I have invented patented and patent-pending solutions for high precision veneer projects that take the pain out of the challenges normally associated with big, long-spanning high-end jobs, anywhere from the San Francisco MOMA to the top of the World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower.

The top reasons the architects specify Sing Core is because

  1. We use only the best hot-press veneer companies to apply the best veneers, because I understand that doing veneering really great is an art, and we suggest only using the best artist, as you would on any important project.
  2. My company does what we do best, that is to provide the best substrate for veneer specialists to lay high quality veneer with the best guarantees in the woodworking industry.
  3. The people and companies that I work with are the best in their field and they don’t have to worry anymore about if this will work or how to solve problems associated with weight, dimensional stability, warping, or long lifespan. We’ve spent years in R&D to make sure that the biggest doors in the world do not have to warp anymore, and the biggest door companies trust me to make it so. In the last 10 years, they have not reported a single failed door, even including doors of immense size. Not one.
  4. My core is stronger than steel pound for pound and less than 1/3 the weight of doors made of solid wood core. Sing Core provides a high precision strong full bonding surface for veneering to that is so smooth crossbanding is not required. How high precision? Try +/- .oo6 inch, compare that to any other core material.
  5. Sing Core has insulation for enjoying warmth in Winter and cool Summers, is sound deadening for peace and quiet, and more dimensionally stable than other type of core such as foam core, honeycomb core, wood-based core.

You may not see everything we do because it is hidden deep inside the door or panel, but it’s there and many people can sleep soundly at night knowing that we have done all the hard work in advance, so that you don’t have to worry about endless maintenance calls.

I am so proud of my invention, that I put my name on it: Sing Core

~ Peter Sing

What makes a hot-pressed panel worth so much more with Sing Core inside?

Architects are increasingly specifying their large high-end hot pressed veneer panelized walls, features, and doors have Sing Core inside (accounting for about one-third of all our products which are sent to the greater New York-area). The contractors generally contact Sing Core directly first, due to being specified. Though Sing Core does not actually do the veneering. Sing Core provides the high precision substrate that is shipped 3,000 miles from the manufacturing location in Washington State, to the high end millwork in New York (or wherever the nearest hot press specialist is near the construction site) to do the veneering there.

You will find Sing Core inside high-end hot pressed veneered ceilings, walls, floor, and doors in the most demanding architectural designs and projects.

Why?

Why must architects and designers go through such an unusual process to meet the needs of these high production and precision projects? According to those who are specifying and using Sing Core in their projects,

“There’s just no other way to do it.”

Large Size Concept Consideration

In an age when the biggest projects often include large spanning surface areas wrapped in beautiful wood veneer, the large scope of such a project is problematic. You are dealing with immense spans of material which is difficult to maintain straight and true, because at that size, most material will begin to move with changes in temperature, humidity, or other environmental variations. Sing Core is the only known method of keeping these spans straight and true. That is why the biggest door companies use Sing Core inside their doors that are over 9 ft. tall, because it doesn’t take much movement in a large door to render it inoperable. Then you do not have a door, you have an obstacle, or a bowed wall that needs to be dealt with. This leads to Sing Core’s primary function in these huge projects,

Warp-Free Hot Pressed Veneer

Particularly in high-end designs featuring the beauty of hot pressed veneer, the last thing you want is your project to express variances or changes. The desire is to have a completely flat surface that can span great length without warping. This is what Sing Core provides. It is the reason large doors (even extremely large doors) are guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, or otherwise fail for 50 years, because they have Sing Core inside.

Highest Precision

High precision is a sought-after attribute of some of the most demanding clients, and Sing Core’s high precision (+/- .006 tolerance) gives them the high end performance that your clients are willing to pay extra for.

Lightweight Veneer Panels

Hot pressed veneer panels with Sing Core inside weigh less, not much more than a hollow core panel, but feature a fully insulated warp-free solid hybrid core that is 100% surface-area bondable.  We do not provide hardware or veneering.  If asked to lay veneer, we subcontract out to the best veneering professionals.

100% Surface Bondable

That means, no weak spots like you might see in honeycomb-type cores, which offer only 10% or less surface bonding area. This full-bonded surface area inside the panel eliminates delamination over time.

Fully Insulated Veneer Panels

The insulation value is important in high-end hot pressed veneer applications for both climate control and sound deadening capabilities within expansive structure designs.

Less Expensive to Deploy and Install

Keeping these hot pressed veneer panels lightweight translates to less expensive shipping, handling, and hardware. They are easier to and less expensive to transport, manage and install on site with fewer risk of injuries, even if the panel is exceptionally large.

 

 

50-Year Guarantee

The non-warping hybrid core allows large door companies to build large doors that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, or otherwise fail, including delamination.

We Do Not Veneer

We always recommend using your local veneering professionals for custom veneer doors. We do not provide veneer or install it.  It is our policy to subcontract veneering jobs to the best veneering professionals in the USA.

If you offer hot-pressed veneer services or cold-press veneering to your clientele, your highest paying customers will gladly pay you more if your panels have Sing Core inside.

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Hot Press Veneer Professionals

Hot Press Veneer Professionals are More Successful and Profitable with Sing Core

For years, Sing Core has been providing high-end local and nationwide hot press veneer professionals with premium core material that eliminates the need for crossbanding.

Let’s face it, nothing can compete with the beauty and elegance of a perfectly hot-pressed panel, and for that sweet-spot in the marketplace, those clients that demand the best and are willing to pay for it. The manufacturers and millworks that have Sing Core inside their hot-pressed products are making bank by specializing in these ultra-high-end projects.

Hot Press Veneer Professionals

From the Inventor of Sing Core

Sing Core Inventor Peter Sing

Sing Core Inventor Peter Sing

I get asked by hot press veneer shops, if we are in competition with them? And the answer is, “No.” Even though we are specified by architects all over the country in large veneer projects, and mostly in huge veneer doors, we do not do the veneer. What we do is to provide our substrate to the best hot press veneer professionals we know. If a contractor contacts us first because we were spec’d on the job, we have him tell us which veneer company he wants us to work with, and my team is willing to help match up the best material and veneer services if they ask us for their advice, and that’s what we do.

I have invented patented and patent-pending solutions for high precision veneer projects that take the pain out of the challenges normally associated with big, long-spanning high-end jobs, anywhere from the San Francisco MOMA to the top of the World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower.

The top reasons the architects specify Sing Core is because

  1. We use only the best hot-press veneer companies to apply the best veneers, because I understand that doing veneering really great is an art, and we suggest only using the best artist, as you would on any important project.
  2. My company does what we do best, that is to provide the best substrate for veneer specialists to lay high quality veneer with the best guarantees in the woodworking industry.
  3. The people and companies that I work with are the best in their field and they don’t have to worry anymore about if this will work or how to solve problems associated with weight, dimensional stability, warping, or long lifespan. We’ve spent years in R&D to make sure that the biggest doors in the world do not have to warp anymore, and the biggest door companies trust me to make it so. In the last 10 years, they have not reported a single failed door, even including doors of immense size. Not one.
  4. My core is stronger than steel pound for pound and less than 1/3 the weight of doors made of solid wood core. Sing Core provides a high precision strong full bonding surface for veneering to that is so smooth crossbanding is not required. How high precision? Try +/- .oo6 inch, compare that to any other core material.
  5. Sing Core has insulation for enjoying warmth in Winter and cool Summers, is sound deadening for peace and quiet, and more dimensionally stable than other type of core such as foam core, honeycomb core, wood-based core.

You may not see everything we do because it is hidden deep inside the door or panel, but it’s there and many people can sleep soundly at night knowing that we have done all the hard work in advance, so that you don’t have to worry about endless maintenance calls.

I am so proud of my invention, that I put my name on it: Sing Core

~ Peter Sing

What makes a hot-pressed panel worth so much more with Sing Core inside?

Architects are increasingly specifying their large high-end hot pressed veneer panelized walls, features, and doors have Sing Core inside (accounting for about one-third of all our products which are sent to the greater New York-area). The contractors generally contact Sing Core directly first, due to being specified. Though Sing Core does not actually do the veneering. Sing Core provides the high precision substrate that is shipped 3,000 miles from the manufacturing location in Washington State, to the high end millwork in New York (or wherever the nearest hot press specialist is near the construction site) to do the veneering there.

You will find Sing Core inside high-end hot pressed veneered ceilings, walls, floor, and doors in the most demanding architectural designs and projects.

Why?

Why must architects and designers go through such an unusual process to meet the needs of these high production and precision projects? According to those who are specifying and using Sing Core in their projects,

“There’s just no other way to do it.”

Large Size Concept Consideration

In an age when the biggest projects often include large spanning surface areas wrapped in beautiful wood veneer, the large scope of such a project is problematic. You are dealing with immense spans of material which is difficult to maintain straight and true, because at that size, most material will begin to move with changes in temperature, humidity, or other environmental variations. Sing Core is the only known method of keeping these spans straight and true. That is why the biggest door companies use Sing Core inside their doors that are over 9 ft. tall, because it doesn’t take much movement in a large door to render it inoperable. Then you do not have a door, you have an obstacle, or a bowed wall that needs to be dealt with. This leads to Sing Core’s primary function in these huge projects,

Warp-Free Hot Pressed Veneer

Particularly in high-end designs featuring the beauty of hot pressed veneer, the last thing you want is your project to express variances or changes. The desire is to have a completely flat surface that can span great length without warping. This is what Sing Core provides. It is the reason large doors (even extremely large doors) are guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, or otherwise fail for 50 years, because they have Sing Core inside.

Highest Precision

High precision is a sought-after attribute of some of the most demanding clients, and Sing Core’s high precision (+/- .006 tolerance) gives them the high end performance that your clients are willing to pay extra for.

Lightweight Veneer Panels

Hot pressed veneer panels with Sing Core inside weigh less, not much more than a hollow core panel, but feature a fully insulated warp-free solid hybrid core that is 100% surface-area bondable.

100% Surface Bondable

That means, no weak spots like you might see in honeycomb-type cores, which offer only 10% or less surface bonding area. This full-bonded surface area inside the panel eliminates delamination over time.

Fully Insulated Veneer Panels

The insulation value is important in high-end hot pressed veneer applications for both climate control and sound deadening capabilities within expansive structure designs.

Less Expensive to Deploy and Install

Keeping these hot pressed veneer panels lightweight translates to less expensive shipping, handling, and hardware. They are easier to and less expensive to transport, manage and install on site with fewer risk of injuries, even if the panel is exceptionally large.

 

 

50-Year Guarantee

The non-warping hybrid core allows large door companies to build large doors that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, or otherwise fail, including delamination.

We Do Not Veneer

We always recommend using your local veneering professionals for custom veneer doors. We do not provide veneer or install it.  It is our policy to subcontract veneering jobs to the best veneering professionals in the USA.

If you offer hot-pressed veneer services or cold-press veneering to your clientele, your highest paying customers will gladly pay you more if your panels have Sing Core inside.

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How to Make the Best High-end Veneer Doors

If you approach the most prestigious millworks in the world and ask them how to make the best high-end veneer doors in the world, you are likely to receive a response which references Peter Sing’s patented and patent-pending veneer door technologies and his Master Quality Door Veneer Surfaces.

9 ft Tall Oversized Exterior Walnut Veneer Door 50 yr Guarantee

Wood veneer doors are growing in popularity due to the design features which are available in matching grain orientation on the faces of the door. The most popular orientation is called “book match” which orients leaves of veneer opened alongside each other in alternating pairs, like opening a book, where the left leaf mirrors the leaf on the right.

Book matched veneer doors are followed by “slip match” veneer doors, where the grain orientation of the leaves all face the same direction alongside one another.

There are other types of veneer matching which includes “end match,” where veneer leaves are mirrored end to end, “reverse slip match” which alternates veneer strips flipped end to end, which greatly reduces any mirroring effect, producing a more natural result. “Random match,” which shuffles all the pieces and creates a more unique succession of veneers placed side by side.

Then, there is “blueprint” which is sequential veneer from a single source to cover an entire area. Complete rooms are the most impressive when they are blueprint veneered. Some jobs include matching blueprint door skins as well. Proceed with caution, making sure there is enough source material to complete the job, and there is no room for mistakes.

Beyond these veneer matching options; special matches can be made to create a desired artistic result for high-end architectural veneer doors.

These matching capabilities are unique to veneer because veneer is sliced so thin that there is grain duplication which can be matched or mismatched according to an artist’s or designer’s vision.

High-end Large Alt-matched Walnut Wood Veneer Door

Veneer Door Problems

When tasked with bringing a veneer door to life, the production team can run into problems associated with building veneer door as specified while achieving high precision high-end results which the most demanding exclusive door clients find highly desired and valuable.

1. Perfectly Smooth Veneer Problem

High end veneer doors need to be perfectly smooth. Because the veneer skins are so thin, you will notice “telegraphing” on the skin surface. The term telegraphing refers to essentially the bleeding-through of any of the under-laying surface, which will impact the viewable surface area of the veneer.

If you apply veneer directly to a plywood surface, for instance, in the right light, you will be able to see the terrain of the plywood through the thin veneer.

In large doors, it can be extremely difficult to find a large enough piece of smooth underlayment material, so if there are seams in the material under the veneer, this would also telegraph through to the surface.

One way to achieve a perfectly smooth surface is to use LVL (which is commonly used by most standard door manufacturers underneath wood veneers) or MDF which are smooth but heavy, and both are limited in size availability. So, if your high-end veneer door is oversized (over 4 x 8 or 5 x 10) it can be impossible to find a single seamless product.

2. High Precision Veneer Problem

High precision is a moving target when approaching the design and production of a veneer door. The surface material may be elegantly fashioned, but if the product which the door is made out of has a tendency to move, then you could be in trouble when the door warps, causing inconvenience and potentially expensive regular maintenance and repairs in the field over time.

Due to the nature of standard door building technologies, the AIA allows for ¼” variances for a 7 ft. span of a door. Door manufacturers and door hardware manufacturers allow for these variances in mounting and hardware. If a door exceeds movement over ¼” along any 7 ft. span, the result is a warped door, which can easily be compromised or fail altogether.

White Oak Veneer Pivot Door 50 Yr Guarantee

Veneer Door Solutions

Thanks to Peter Sing’s True Flat Team, you can have your high-end veneer door problems solved in a way that increases your credibility as you deliver the highest results imaginable with your most particular high-end clients.

1. Perfectly Smooth Veneer Solution

Sing’s True Flat team works hand in hand with your favorite door manufacturer, millwork, or custom door manufacturer to provide a perfectly flat, smooth surface for applying your favorite veneer to.

For years, Sing’s factory located in the pristine pacific Northwest in Washington State, has been providing the biggest and best door manufacturers in the world with large smooth surfaces for applying veneers for wood doors. Sometimes Sing’s factory applies the veneers, and in other cases Sing only provides the substrate in the form of door blanks to which the door companies apply their own veneers to.

Seamless technology. Thanks to Sing’s patented veneer door core, his factory is able to provide a perfectly flat surface hosting undetectable seam(s). While seams may be unavoidable due to the large size or a particular door, Sing has the patented technology to create an unfinished door blank veneer substrate that will not move, period.

Once the substrate is prefinished and primed, seams are undetectable. While this may be of concern for other veneer door substrates, such as LVL or MDF, this is not a problem for becoming detectable later, because Sing’s veneer door substrates are built not to move, at all.

2. High Precision Veneer Solution

Sing’s patented veneer doors core substrate is built to the highest precision standards (+/- .006 in. tolerances) which means a lot to those special clients who have the highest expectations (like military, science, technology, and aerospace industries). Why not deliver this same high level of precision to your clients who deserve the best?

In fact, Sing’s veneer door blanks, whether they are pre-skinned with wood veneer or veneered by your favorite door building professional, are guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, cup, or otherwise fail for 50 years.

Huge Maple Veneer Pivot Door 99 x 87 x 1.75 Looks Like Solid Wood

Warp-free Maple Veneer Pivot Door 99 x 87 x 1.75

50-Year Warp-Free Guarantee

Sing’s veneer door blank core substrates are such a massive improvement to previous veneer door building technologies he builds his veneer door substrates to last for centuries, but guarantees each one to 50 years of fail free operation, including warpage, and full structure warranty, including veneer lamination, if his company provides the veneer lamination.

“No other company could do it!”

… is what the biggest door manufacturers in the world say, and that’s why their doors, at least their custom big veneer doors have Sing Core inside. Just like the tallest doors in the tallest building in the United States of America at One World Trade Center, your doors could reach new heights in veneer door manufacturing backed by the only 50-year Non-warp and Structure Guarantee.

How Can I Get a Sing Veneer Door?

Admittedly, says Sing, “We don’t build doors,” as they only provide the best materials to the door companies, millworks, and high-end custom door manufacturers to build the best doors. So, if you want a Sing veneer door, all you have to do is to contact your favorite door manufacturer and tell them you want, “Sing Core inside,” your veneer door.

Then Sing and his True Flat Team will work in concert with your people to provide you with the best veneer door in the world, guaranteed for 50 years.

See also: The Secret Disclosure of Non-warping vs. Veneers Revealed

 

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Oversize Walnut Wood Veneer Sliding Door

9′ Tall, 8′ wide, super light walnut veneer door panel

At SingCore, we know that doors should come at any size with any skin finish that you desire. For this reason we make doors custom to order, based on your exact needs and wants.

This oversize walnut skinned sliding door, for example, push the edge of extremity for a typical door manufacturer. But, is well within our wheelhouse when it comes to the exacting standards of SingCore oversized architectural door panels.

Our doors are:

  • Light weight (up to three times lighter than wooden doors)
  • Stronger than steel (pound for pound)
  • Perfectly straight (guaranteed to meet or exceed AWI standards for 50 years or more)
  • Eco-friendly (heavy reliance on renewable resources)
  • Custom designed (inside and outside made to meet your exact specifications)

Walnut Door Slab

Our specialty is to produce unfinished (raw wood) slab door panels for use by millworks, contractors, architect firms, designers, and other builders in projects with demanding specifications. We provide slab panels that without any particular ornamentation or hardware, which leaves you free to apply the design of your choice to the surface, or keep the modern sleek look of slab doors.

We do provide the following services with our slab doors:

  • Light openings for glass, man doors, or other ornamentation
  • Solid wood or veneer “edge banding”
  • Interior solid wood blocking (soft or hardwood optional)
  • Trim and final dimensioning services (optional)

Perfect Flat Walnut Sliding Door Panel

Walnut Veneer Interior Doors

SingCore panels are designed to work as both interior and exterior doors without additional modification. Our panels come highly insulated with dense foam as part of the core construction. At either 3.5 R or >6 R per inch of core material, there is plenty of thermal insulation for exterior applications. Likewise, the foam provides exceptional sound dampening for indoor applications.

Walnut Front Door with Glass

When it comes to glass doors, french doors, and other amazing light opening panels, there is a reason we are called the “King” of the front door.

We can provide walnut front doors with glass of any size, shape, finish, or otherwise that you desire. Every panel we make is custom to you order and specifications.

All panels are provided raw, without finish applied, and without glass.

Prehung Walnut Doors

We do not provide prehung door panels, but our panels are ready for your installer, millwork, or contractor to finish and install hardware. The best part of our panels in their ability to fit in to any project and any style. There is no problem matching our panels to the rest of your door schedule, because they can be finished on site to match the other materials exactly.

Black Walnut Interior Doors

We provide door panels custom made with any finish. Wood veneer finishes include:

  • Walnut (Black Walnut, English Walnut, Northern California Walnut, Colombian Walnut, and more)
  • Redwood
  • Cedar (Western Red Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, and more)
  • Oak (White Oak, Red Oak, and more)
  • Fir
  • Mahogany/Teak
  • Maple
  • Cherry Wood
  • and more

If you are looking for a look, we have it.

Dark Walnut Front Door

Dark walnut front doors ooze style. We would be very happy to produce at front door of any dimension and look. All we need from you is the height, width, and door thickness. Then, let us handle the rest.

Dark Walnut Door

You may be surprised to hear that our doors are perfectly flat. But in fact they are and always will be. That is something that our company guarantees for 50 years.

When you go with dark walnut for you door, the expense of such an exclusive material means that you want to certain of. There is no reason why your door should warp or prove to be less than fully functional for the life of the building. That is why you need SingCore front and center of your construction.

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