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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
we also have those more complicated ones:
the above are mainly done with straight grain veneers.