Decorative Veneer Specifications

Specialty Veneers decorative sliced timber veneers are precision manufactured to 0.6mm thick and can be cut to the following methods and visually matched in a number of ways.

Cutting Techniques

quarter cut illustrationQuarter Cut – veneer leaves cut in this method produce fairly straight (parallel growth rings) grain patterns.
crown cut illustrationCrown Cut – veneer cut from this part of the log produces leaves with ‘crown’ like patterns with some straight grain either side. As the cut moves towards the centre, the leaves become wider whilst the ‘crown’ becomes narrower and more well-defined, with wider straight grain sections on either side.

Veneer Matching

book matched illustrationBook Matching – the most common method used. The veneer leaves are alternatively folded out as if opening the centre spread of a book, so that one veneer leaf is a mirror image of the next one.
slip matched illustrationSlip Matching – the veneer leaves are laid face up and side by side, resulting in the same grain pattern being repeated across the width of the layon.
random matched illustrationRandom Matching – individual veneer leaves are randomly matched or mismatched for visual effect.
reverse slip matched illustrationReverse Slip Matching – veneer leaves are slip matched, then every second leaf is turned end to end so to balance the crowns so that all the crowns do not appear at one end of the layon.