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.