Frequently Asked Questions
The Cuts Used to Create Veneer
Nature wood veneer are thin slices of wood made by cutting or slicing of the log. The best veneer thickness is 0.6mm. There are several cutting methods, such as quarter cut, flat cut, rift cut, and rotary cut. Different cutting methods create different grain of the veneer even they belong to the same species. Cutting method depends on many factors. For instance, log sizes, wood species, grain pattern preference and so on.
First, cut the log into four quarters, then slice each flitch to get stripped grain veneer. It results in flakes(flacky) due to medulary ray in Oak species.
Flat Cut is also known as Plain Cut.
Cut the log into half, and then slice parallelled to the center of the log to create veneer with cathedral grain.
Similar to quarter cut to get stripped grain; however, slicing with about 15° angle off of the quartered position to minimize the flake figure of medullary rays.
The entire log is rotating and cut or peeled off via a long knife. This creates large sheets of variegated grain appearance.