Veneers are most commonly found in the production of furniture, paneling, cabinets and doors. There are various creative design that could be make out of these veneers, from simple jointing to a complicated ones:

BOOK MATCHING - this is done when successive veneer leaves in a flitch are turned over like the pages in a book and are glued in this manner. Since reverse side of one leaf is a mirror image of the succeeding leaf the result is a series of pairs. Individual panels can be matched this way, or you can achieve this look over many panels by sequence matching the panels. A common problem in book matching is when the "tight" and "loose" sides matched and reflect light and stains differently
BUTT MATCHING - it is achieved when veneers are matched as described for book matching but the ends of the sheets are also matched. At times, the veneer being used is not long enough to cover the desired panel heights. In this case the veneer leaves can also be flipped end for end and the ends matched.
SLIP MATHCING - veneer leaves in a flitch are "slipped". Successive veneer leaves in a flitch are "slipped" one alongside the other and the edge-glued in this manner. The result is a series of grain repeats, but no pairs. The danger with this method derives from the fact that grain patterns are, rarely, perfect straight. Sometimes a grain pattern "runs off" the edge of the leaf; a series of leaves with these conditions could usually make a panel - "look like it is leaning". In book matching the pairs balance each other.
CENTER MATCHING - this is when each panel face is made with an even number of flitch sheets with a centerline appearing at the midpoint of the panel and an equal number of veneer sheets on each side of the centerline. The number of leaves on the face is always even, but the widths are not necessarily the same.
BALANCE MATCHING - means that each panel face is made from an odd or even number of flitch sheets. The width of each sheet is the same, balance within the panel.
RANDOM MATCHING - panel have a face made up of specially selected dissimilar (in color and grain) veneer strips of the same species and are generally V-grooved at the joints between strips to simulate lumber planking.
RUNNING MATCHING - panels are where the face is arranged from as many veneer sheets as necessary for a specified panel width. If a portion of a veneer is left over, it becomes the start of the next panel face.
SUNBURST MATCHING - when successive leaves of veneer are clipped into pie shape pieces and then book matched. The result will be grain pattern repeats which seem to grow out and expand from a center point.
 

Then we also have those more complicated ones:

V-MATCH HERRINGBONE
DIAMOND MATCH
REVERSED MATCH
INVERTED "V" MATCH
BASKET WEAVE
BLOCK DESIGN
MARGINAL BLOCK

All the above are mainly done with straight grain veneers.


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