The manner in which a log segment is cut with relation to the annual rings will determine the appearance of the veneer. When sliced, the individual pieces of veneer, referred to as leaves, are kept in the order in which they are sliced, thus permitting a natural grain progression when assembled as veneer faces. The group of leaves from one slicing is called a flitch and is usually identified by a flitch number and the number of gross square feet of veneer it contains. The faces of the leaves with relation to their position in the log are identified as the tight
Plain Slicing (or Flat Slicing)
Quarter Slicing (or Quarter Cut)
Rift Slicing (or Rift Cut)
Note: Rotary sliced fine hardwood veneers are used in a limited way, and usually for special figure and cut, in the manufacture of Premium Grade woodwork. Careful consideration, specification, and communication are recommended when rotary cut is contemplated.Composite Veneers
Sliced from fast-growing trees, these veneers are dyed and then reglued in molds to create “grain” patterns.
The color is established during manufacture because the high percentage of glue lines resist staining by the
woodworker. Must be specified by brand name and manufacturer?fs designation. “Matching” between
components may not be possible.
|Did you know ...
... that managed forests, thanks to their high proportion of young, strong, growing trees, enable CO2 to be extracted?
... that an old, unmanaged forest produces as much CO2 through processes of decomposition and decay as it stores, and that therefore an unmanaged forest contributes nothing to reducing global CO2?
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