AWI offers a wide selection of veneer patterns and matches. Edge alignment by the following methods can create limitless and unique visual effects.

Book Matching

Description Visual Effect
Alternating pieces of veneer from a flitch are turned over, so that adjacent leaves are “opened” as two pages in a book. Veneer joints match, creating a symmetrical pattern. Yields maximum continuity of grain. Prominent characteristics will ascend or descend across the match. Tight and loose side faces alternate, which can yield a noticeable color variation. Proper finishing techniques may minimize this effect.

Slip Matching

Description Visual Effect