Veneer Terms: A-F G-L M-R
the outer portion of the tree. As additional layers of growth
accumulate on the outer perimeter, the inner layers of the sapwood
becomes heartwood. Sap is lighter in color and the differentiation in
color and thickness of the sap layer varies considerably by species.
reference to A Grade veneers when veneer grading standards are
of arranging veneer faces such that each face is in order relative to
its original position in the tree and, therefore, contains features of
grain and figures similar to adjacent faces.
||Same as Flexible Veneer.
of joining individual leaves of veneer together to create a single,
standard dimensional sheet veneer. This method uses a combination of
book matching and butt matching and is commonly used with burl and
produced by thrusting a log or sawn flitch into a slicing machine which
shears off the veneer in sheets.
that veneer leaves in a flitch are "slipped." Successive veneer leaves
in a flitch are "slipped" one alongside the other and edge-glued in
this manner. The result is a series of grain repeats, but no pairs. The
danger with this method derives from the fact that grain patterns are
rarely perfectly straight. Sometimes a grain pattern "runs off" the
edge of the leaf. A series of leaves with this condition could usually
make a panel look like it is leaning. In the book matching the pairs
balance each other.
term used to describe lumber or veneer produced from needle and/or
cone-bearing trees. (See Hardwood).
veneers that have been joined in any one of several matching effects
through the careful factory process of tapeless splicing.
discolorations of the wood substance.
from the base of the tree. Here the grain pattern is always swirly
twisted and often accompanied by cross fire and patches of burl. The
sizes are normally small.
degree of crotch figure. The grain tends to swirl around in a random
pattern. This figure frequently appears in cherry, mahogany, walnut and
knife-cut veneer, that side of the sheet that was farthest from the
knife as the sheet was being cut and containing no cutting checks
sheet of wood, rotary cut, sliced or sawn from a log or flitch.
Veneering goes back to the early days of the Egyptians, about 3,500
years ago. Down through the years and cultures, veneering has enriched
furniture and architectural interiors with sheets of rare and beautiful
woods bonded to other plain, sturdy wood based substrates to form a
description for Spliced Veneer Face (above).
either hardwood or softwood, which have specific characteristics or
traits which qualify them to be sliced for veneer only. Less than 5% of
all logs are of veneer quality.
|Wood on Wood
||Same as 2-Ply Veneer and commonly interpreted as no
black line veneer.
A-F G-L M-R
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Glossary of Veneer Terms : A - F
Glossary of Veneer Terms : G - L
Glossary of Veneer Terms : M - R
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