AWI offers a wide selection of veneer patterns and matches. Edge alignment by the following methods can create limitless and unique visual effects.
|Alternating pieces of veneer from a flitch are turned over, so that adjacent leaves are “opened” as two pages in a book.||Veneer joints match, creating a symmetrical pattern. Yields maximum continuity of grain. Prominent characteristics will ascend or descend across the match. Tight and loose side faces alternate, which can yield a noticeable color variation. Proper finishing techniques may minimize this effect.|
|Adjoining leaves are slipped out in sequence, with all the same-face sides being exposed. The joint may not be noticeable if grain is straight.||Figure repeats but grain does not match at joints. Produces a uniform color because all faces have a similar light reflection. If grain is not exactly vertical, vertical slant may appear.|
|Veneers are matched by color similarity, not necessarily grain characteristics.||Since no sharp color contrasts can appear at the joints, an effect between book and slip matched and random matched is achieved.|
Random or Mismatch
|Random selection of the arrangement of the leaves from one or more flitches. Usually done with lower grade veneers allowing knots, stains and other natural characteristics.||Casual, “board-like” effect achieves mismatched or planked effect. The components may be of different width within the panel face.|