Patent Number: 6,254,951

Title: Flexible wood fabric and method of manufacture

Abstract: An improved method of treating wood comprising treating a sheet of wood veneer with a conventional stress relieving process, saturating the treated veneer with oil and sealing the saturated veneer to retain the entrained oil. It is found that this treatment renders the veneers significantly more flexible, with radii of approximately 1/16 inch, and allows wood veneers to be used informing hinges, wallets, purses, draperies, shoes, clothing and other products which could not previously be made from wood, together with a plurality of products made with this process.

Inventors: Marmalich; Thomas A. (Newbury Park, CA)


International Classification: B32B 21/04 (20060101); B32B 21/00 (20060101); A45C 13/00 (20060101); B32B 9/02 (20060101); A43B 1/06 (20060101); A43B 1/00 (20060101); B27D 1/00 (20060101); B32B 21/14 (20060101); E05D 1/00 (20060101); E05D 1/02 (20060101); E05D 9/00 (20060101); B32B 021/04 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018