Course code MatZ4013

Credit points 3

Finishing of Wood Materials

Total Hours in Course81

Independent study hours81

Date of course confirmation09.01.2018

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developers

author reserch

Edgars Bukšāns

Dr. sc. ing.

author lect.

Vilnis Jakovļevs

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

Citi4011, Labour and Civil Protection

Fizi2013, Physics

Ķīmi1004, Chemistry

MašZ4013, Technical Graphics I

MašZ4014, Technical Graphics II

MatZ1002, Design Basics of Wooden Articles

MatZ2036, Wood Science

MatZ3031, Finishing of Wood Materials

MatZ3059, Manufacturing of Wood Products

Course abstract

The aim of the study work and development of projects for the creation of a finishing section for furniture or other wooden products. Each student is issued an individual study assignment.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge of wood finishing technological project development.

Skills of various different products finishing technological schemes.

Competence to create and manage the work of the finishing station.

(Knowledge and skills are based on the written part of the assessment study work, but the essential reflection of the competence is the defense of the students' study work and answering questions)

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Choice of topic, justification and product description. Introduction to technical design. (6h)
2 Description of the planned / existing company, analysis of current and potential technical possibilities, for finishing the product. (5h)
3 Selection and justification of finishing materials. (6h)
4 Determination of finishing surface areas, calculation of finishing material consumption. (5h)
5 Requirements and required quality for the selected product and type of finish. (3 h)
6 Choice and justification of the finishing method. (7 h)
7 Selection and justification of finishing equipment. (7 h)
8 Development of finishing application mode and development of work instructions. (6h)
9 Organization of finishing drying and justification of choice. (6h)
10 Development of the finishing drying mode. (4 hours)
11 Equipment layout planning, graphic part creation. (11h)
12 Work safety, fire protection, environmental protection requirements and implementation possibilities of the developed plant. (4 h)
13 Economic evaluation of the developed technology. (4 h)
14 Presentation of the course paper, submission of a printed version, defense. (6h)

Requirements for awarding credit points

Must submit the study work within the deadline, completed in accordance with the receipt of individual assignments. The study paper should be successfully defended orally, reflecting the content of the study paper and the answers to the questions.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Each student receives the type of product on which all calculations and workshop planning are based. A product chosen by the student is allowed, but it must be agreed with the lecturer when starting the study work. Student, organization of study works independently, using available resources, but consultations used by lecturers and solving unclear issues.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Evaluates the characteristics of the written part, compliance with finishing issues and the ability to solve finishing issues. The second most important aspect of assessment is the ability and competence to answer the questions provided by lecturers and course members.

Compulsory reading

1. Vītoliņš J. Koka izstrādājumu un mēbeļu apdares tehnoloģija. Zvaigzne, Rīga, 1974., 255 lpp.
2. Rothkamm Martin ,Wilfried Hansemann, Peter Bottcher „Lackhanobuch holz“, s 266, 2003 BY DRWVerlag GMBH& CO.
3. Goldschmidt Artur, BASF handbook on Basics of Coating Technology. Vincentz Network, Hannover, 2003. 2007., 792 p.[tiešsaiste]. [skatīts 22.01.2018.]. Pieejams: 4. Бучлай Б. Технология отделки древесины. Лесн.пром-сть, Москва, 1973. 190 стр.

Further reading

1. Brock Thomas, Groteklaes M., Mische P. Lehrbuch der laktechnologie, Vincentz Berlag, Germany. 2000. 428 p.
2. Brock Thomas, Groteklaes M., Mische P. European Coatings handbook, Vincentz Berlag, Germany. 2000. 410 p. 3. Dunky Manered Holzwerkstoffe und leime technologie und einflussfaktoren, Springer-verlagBerlin, 2002. 493 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas koks: starptautisks žurnāls uzņēmīgiem cilvēkiem. Rīga: Meža Mediju centrs. ISSN 1407-6667 2. Holz-zentralblatt. Stuttgart. Germany: DRW-Verlags-GmbH, 1874-. ISSN 0018-3792


The study work is included in the compulsory part of the study program Woodworking of the Faculty of Forestry.