In addition to selecting the right wood panel for your project, it’s crucial to consider proper lighting distribution. Combining wood
The veneer sketch matching creates specialized patterns bringing personality to the project.
Generally done with a straight grain veneer. If a rectangle is divided into 4 quadrants, the veneers match at an angle to the quadrant line and the grain forms a “V” resulting in a diamond shape formed by the grain directions.
Reversed Diamond Match
Commonly done with a straight grain veneer, a rectangle is again divided into 4 quadrants. The grain directions are from the center point to the outside edge of each quadrant, resulting in a series of “V’s” formed by the grain match at the joint line pointed in at the center point.
Most commonly done with a crotch or other highly figured wood. Generally on a round, oval or octagon shaped panel; leaves of veneer are clipped into pie shaped pieces and then book matched. The result is a grain pattern that repeats, which gives the illusion that the pattern grows out and expands from a center point.
Panel is divided into multiple equal sized pieces and each veneer leaf is joined at right angles to the adjoining piece of veneer.
Herringbone or V-Match
Assembled veneer leaves are cut at 45 degrees to one edge of the panel and then end matched to the adjoining assembled set of leaves
Veneers are cut into 4 triangles with the grains lining up, forming a square that begins in the center and expands out.