Different veneer cuts

Veneer is cut and manufactured from long sections or saw flitches.

Veneer is produced by slicing or peeling logs. It is sliced at approximately 0.6mm (this is normal thickness for the Australian market) or can be peeled at various thicknesses.

Several cut methods are used to create various wood grain patterns. The most commonly produced grains are: Crown, Quarter, and Rotary.

Examples of the same species (Hoop Pine) of veneer cut in three different ways: 

Other cuts exist and highlight specific features such as Birdseye, Quiltes, Pommele or Burl/Burr (refer to the diagram below).