Require the highest degree of specification to maintain veneer sequencing, color, grain uniformity, and overall match across all panels in a given project. Great care must be taken in selecting veneer flitches that have adequate square footage for composing faces.
In order to maintain uniformity, architectural panels are created by center matching the veneer components. Center matched panels are created by clipping veneer so that undesirable attributes are removed. The width of veneer is chosen so that there will be an even number of veneer components used in producing the face. An even number of components also ensures that a splice line will be centered on the face, thereby center matched. The restrictions placed on veneer for an architectural layout (color, grain direction, figure, pin knots, etc…) significantly decrease the yield of a veneer log. At the same time, these restrictions greatly increase the time and labor required to achieve the end result. For these reasons, architectural panels are significantly more expensive to produce.
When producing stock panels, yield of the wood veneer is of greater concern than the layout of veneer components within a face. This method of composition is referred to as a running match. Composed faces are clipped at a predetermined width and often do not maintain same-width components on the outer edges, or often within the face if transitioning from one veneer flitch to another. Running matches increase veneer yield, decrease processing time and thereby are less expensive to manufacture.
Flexible sheet veneers are available in any wood specie we carry. They can be book matched, slip matched, plank matched, or cross-grain veneers in the following configurations.
3-Ply Wood-On-Wood (WOW): Face veneer bonded to a short grain inner ply and a long-grain outer ply for strength and stability.
2-Ply Wood veneer with paper backer: Face veneer cross-link bonded to a 10, 20, or 30 mil resin impregnated paper.
2-Ply Wood veneer with a phenolic backer.