Produces wide sheets
- Broad Patterns
- Used Primarily on Economy Commercial Grades
Produces a Cathedral Pattern.
Rift Cut (Lathe)
of cut is 15% to the radial to minimize the ray flake effect in oak.
some species, when slicing through Medullary Rays, a flake pattern
is produced. This is typical with oak.
- The most
common matching type. Alternating leaves of veneer are turned over,
so that adjacent leaves are opened like the pages of a book.
Veneer joints match, creating a symmetrical pattern. Yields maximum
continuity of grain. Prominent characteristics will ascend or
descend across the face.
-Adjoining veneer leaves are fed out in sequence (without being
turned) so that the same side of the veneer leaves is exposed.
Figure repeats but grain does not match at joints. Enhances color
uniformity because all faces have a similar light reflection. Joints
may not be noticeable if grain is straight; vertical slant may occur
if grain is not exactly vertical.
Random Match (Mismatch)
- Veneer leaves of the same species are
selected and assembled without regard to color or grain, resulting
in variations, contrasts, and patterns of color and grain. Pleasing
appearance is not required.
No visual continuity across the
face should be expected.
Pleasing Match -
Veneer leaves are matched by color similarity.
Provides an overall pleasing appearance. No sharp color contrasts
are allowed at the joints. Grain characteristics may not match.
- Dissimilar (in color, grain, or width) veneer leaves of the same species
are specially selected and assembled in a specific order to create a
particular look. Plank matched faces are sometimes grooved at the
joints between veneer leaves to simulate lumber planking.
Casual or rustic effect. The components may be of different widths
within the panel face.