Frequently Asked Questions
The Cuts Used to Create Veneer
Natural wood veneer is produced by cutting thin sheets, the best thickness is 0.6mm, from tree trunks, and there are several cutting methods, such as quarter cut, flat cut...etc.. the way we chosse is depending on log species, log size, log conditions, the grain pattern desired and other factors. The same species of tree can look very different with different cuts.
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.