ElegantWood is a Japanese manufacturer of interior-design panels for installation in commercial facilities, hotels, and various other types of buildings.

Shaving, Painting and Attaching

Our designed panels go through three main processes of production.
The first is “shaving” by computer numerical control (CNC) machine to create a three-dimensional design.
The other two are “painting” and “attaching,” both of which are done by hand.

Most ElegantWood panels are produced using a shaving process by CNC machine. This process allows us to make rich expressions on the surface of the panels.

For example, shaving with a CNC machine enables us to portray various shapes and designs, such as 3D modeling of a complex relief sculpture or a design reflecting traditional Japanese woodwork. The details allow for beautiful shades of light and shadow created using the effects of lighting.

The main feature of this shaving process is that it enables the creation of specially designed panels that have been conceived by the designers. Since this method of manufacturing is totally different from production using molds, we can produce specially designed panels with small production lots. Materials that can be shaved include incombustible panels, medium-density fiberboard, solid wood, and acrylic. We can manipulate the expression according to the character of the material.

If you can send us data from Auto CAD or Vectorworks (or any other software using .dxf extension files), or from Illustrator files, we can show you a visual image with 3D-CG simulation before actual production starts.

Our painting process gives specially designed panels more colorful and varied expression. This is completely different from applying color by printing. Our painting does not involve adding only a single color.

It enables artistic painting styles with light luster or natural uneven touch, as well as nuances of pearl and metallic. The painting gives the impression that new life has been breathed into the panel.

Attaching materials to a three-dimensional surface that has been shaved by CNC machine brings out its impressive quality and presence. We can make myriad presentations on the surface of the panels by using various materials, such as sliced veneers of white oak, walnut, Japanese wood like sugi (Japanese cedar) and hinoki (Japanese cypress), and cloth or fabric made of Japanese silk.

The material and texture add a great finish expressing a multiplicity of uses. We propose added-value craftsmanship to help realize the ideas of the creators.


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Our next step is to propagate our techniques throughout the world.
We will continue producing products with worthy craftsmanship to help designers realize their ideas.