wood veneer matching
To make the most of the natural beauty of wood veneers, a number of methods of wood veneers matching or composition are used to produce different effects.
The usual methods of wood veneer matching
The wood veneer leaves are turned over as in the pages of a book thus bringing two leaves of similar feature together in a mirror image. This method balances the natural movement of the grain feature.
The veneer leaves are slid across each other. This method is best suited to straight grain veneers and particularly light colour woods that can show a shading effect when book matched.
Leaves are selected at random and laid in varying widths producing a plank effect. Head joints may be included to further increase the planking effect.
other methods of matching
- Quarter matched
- Consistent random matching
Graefe has very experienced veneer craftsmen who have the skills to produce complex and elaborate inlay designs using varying contrasting veneers. More involved marquetry schemes can be produced, please contact us for more details.