Specifying and Technical

Methods of Assembling

Varied visual effects can be achieved by different methods of joining – the most common production joining methods are:

Book Matching

The most commonly used method. Achieved when consecutive veneer leaves in a flitch are turned over like the pages in a book, as the reverse side of one leaf is a mirror image of the succeeding leaf, the result is a series of pairs.

Slip Matching

Successive veneer leaves in a flitch are ‘slipped’ one alongside the other – then the result is a series of grain repeats.

Mismatched/Random Match

Veneer leaves are random matched for effect – simulates a planked effect. Useful for dispersing clusters of characteristics such as knots.

Reverse Slip Matching

Veneer leaves are slip matched, then every second leaf is turned end for end – effectively balancing crowns in the leaves so that all the crowns do not appear at one end.