The most commonly used method, book matching is 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.
MISMATCHED / RANDOM MATCH
Veneer leaves are random matched and simulates a planked effect. Useful for dispersing clusters of characteristics such as knots.
Successive veneer leaves in a flitch are ‘slipped’ one alongside the other so the result is a series of grain repeats.
REVERSE BOX MATCH
REVERSE DIAMOND MATCH
REVERSE SLIP MATCH
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.
END MATCH / BUTT JOINING
Where the length of the veneer does not permit its fabrication into the desired height of panel, it may be matched with vertical butts, as well as with horizontal book match joins.
QUARTER / FOUR WAY MATCH
This is the most common method of joining burls. The pattern can be continued in all directions until the panel size is obtained. These panels can be continued in a sequence matched manner.
Selected veneer prepared and matched, converging to a centre point.