Eggers Industries is renowned for having the widest selection of hardwood veneer species. Whether it's popular domestics or rare exotics, Eggers has the experience, craftsmanship and quality control to not only bring out but also enhance the beauty of any specie of veneer you choose. From basic slip and book matches to the most intricate designs and inlays, our capabilities always result in the most beautiful veneered products.
Our in-house lay-up of our own veneer faces is your assurance of superior quality. It allows for fast and effective customization of your designs. Additionally, we are able to provide you with a wide range of crotches and burls.
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Glossary of Veneer Matching Terms:
Matching Between Adjacent Veneer Leaves
Book Match – Matching between adjacent leaves of veneer on one panel face. Every other leaf of veneer is turned over, so that adjacent leaves are “opened” as two pages of a book. The fibers of wood, slanting in opposite directions in the adjacent leaves, create a characteristic light, dark when the surface is seen from an angle.
Slip Match – Matching between adjacent leaves on one panel face. Adjoining leaves are slipped out in sequence, with all the same face side being exposed.
Swing Match – Matching between adjacent leaves on one panel face. Every other leaf of veneer is slipped and spun 180 degrees.
Random Match - Matching between adjacent leaves on one panel face. Random selection in arrangement of veneer leaves from one or more flitches producing a deliberate mismatch between the pieces of veneer. (Bulletin: 312 Matching Faces Within Panel)
Matching Within Individual Panel Faces
Center Match – An equal number of veneer components or leaves of equal width (prior to edge trimming) matched with a joint in the center of the panel to achieve horizontal symmetry. A small amount of the figure is lost.
Balance Match – Two or more veneer components or leaves of equal width (prior to edge trimming) to make up a single face.
Running Match – Each panel face is assembled from as many veneer leaves as necessary. Any portion left over from the last leaf may be used to start the next panel face. (Bulletin: 313 Matching Faces Between Panels)
Matching from Panel to Panel
Blueprint Match - Panels manufactured to exact sizes required for project, matched by area with doors and other components matched in sequence.
Simple Blueprint - A set of matched panels of varying width and length all from the same length of veneer. The bottom edge of all panels must line up horizontally. No end matching allowed.
Sequence Match - A set of matched panels all of the same width and length. No end matching allowed.
Set Match – Panels matched in defined sets of up to 9 panels per set without matching from set to set. Example; an item of 30 panels matched as 5 sets with 6 panels per set. (Bulletin: 312 Matching Faces Within Panel)
End Matching Options
Architectural End Match – Leaves are vertically flipped and then horizontally booked or slipped.
Continuous End Match – Multiple panels end matched for length using a single length of veneer. May be made as a single panel for length and then cut apart or made as several individual end matched panels.
Stack Match – Manufacture panel faces so the leaf widths are the same and the splice joints line up. There is no expectation that the grain will match. Leaves of veneer are first book or slip matched across a panel face, the veneer sequence is continued on the vertically adjacent panel above.
Swing End Match – End matching technique where the veneer is rotated end for end 180 degrees. Horizontally, the veneer is book or slip matched and then the leaf that will end match is swung 180 degrees. Swing end match does not result in the best grain match but does keep the same face side of the veneer exposed vertically and the splice joints will line up.
Similar Color and Grain – Cut to size or set matched panels with requirements that all panels be similar in appearance for color and grain.