Other Matching Techniques
Architectural or Blue Print Panel Match – Veneered components are made in the exact sizes required, tailored to the job. Veneer is sequenced, matching grain from panel to panel as cabinets, doors, walls panels etc.are designated throughout the plan.
Sunburst Match – Successive leaves of veneer are trimmed into pie shaped pieces and bookmatched with points meeting at the center. Often used with highly figured veneer such as burls and birdseye and formed into round, oval or octagon shaped panels.
Diamond Match - Most effectively done with straight grained veneer, four quadrants are fitted together to form a diamond shape.
Butt Match – Veneer is bookmatched at the ends of the leaf. This is used when the veneer is not long enough to cover the desired panel length.
Finger Joint Match - Another method used when veneer is not long enough. The veneer is butt match and trimmed, then the two pieces joined with interlocking fingers. This reduces the appearance of a perpendicular seam line.
Burls & Crotch Veneer Match – Because Burls & Crotchs are highly figured, they often require softening before matching and have a propensity to form hairline cracks. The handling of them requires extra care and cost, but finished results can be extraordinary.