At Dinesen, production is all about the people and it is based on more than 120 years of experience. Denmark.
High quality and excellent craftsmanship have always been the cornerstones of our work with the raw wood. Today, modern technology is another natural element in our production, which, then as now, is placed in Denmark.
Dinesen has always been situated in the small Danish town of Jels. This is where it all began, with Jels Savværk (Jels Sawmill), and this is where we are now manufacturing high-quality planks and products. Our experience with wood has been handed down through four generations, and out of respect for nature, our basic philosophy has always been to use the raw wood as efficiently as possible.
In a sense, making wooden planks is a relatively straightforward task. But it takes time, and apart from first-class raw wood it also requires a certain skill and special attention to details. Among many other requirements. We are happy to tell you about all the little things that make the difference, but actually, we would prefer to show you. You are always welcome to visit our production to have a first-hand experience of the process. And, not least, to touch the planks and enjoy the smell of fresh wood.
The family company has grown in size since its foundation in 1898, when the raw wood was processed with simple tools in a space of a few square metres in the sawmill. Today, Dinesen has a facility of more than 15,000 square metres where new technology and specialised machinery help make the process a little easier. Still, it is the human touch that ensures the quality and good craftsmanship. The passion for wood permeates every aspect of our production, where our dedicated employees pay attention to even the smallest detail.
Our work is always guided by the nature of the raw wood, and every single trunk is turned into unique planks in a variety of dimensions to use the wood as efficiently as possible. We work with the possibilities that nature provides in an effort to adapt to the customers’ requests. Although we handle many orders, we bring our dedicated focus to every single one.
The lengthy production process begins when the large trunks are cut into planks. Next, the planks are stacked with room for air to circulate in between the layers. After air-drying, the planks are kiln-dried. We have our own drying rooms to be able to control the drying process, which is crucial for the quality of the planks. For environmental reasons, we heat our drying rooms with bio-fuel and recycle the excess heat. At the saw, the solid planks are carefully trimmed to use the raw wood as efficiently as possible. Next, the planks are planed in a modern facility before moving on to quality control.
Every single plank is checked repeatedly throughout the production process in our effort to deliver uncompromising quality to our customers. The planks pass through at least ten pairs of hands on their long journey through the production facilities. We have a dedicated area set aside for quality control where each plank undergoes painstaking inspection. Among other aspects, we pay special attention to the knots. If necessary, the knots are repaired or replaced. New knots are carefully affixed with special knot glue to ensure the quality of the plank.
After the quality control, the planks are sanded one more time to ensure a pleasant texture. After a final manual and visual check of quality and appearance, the planks are ready to be packed and transported to locations near and far.