A pending decision on interior door veneers was made today, which really was as late as it could be, with lead times
becoming tricky. It proved to be very difficult to assess different options and in the end we spoke with the company which
makes up the doors (as opposed to the firm which supplies them hung in frames) – probably something we should have done
While natural wood veneers obviously differ by tree species, they are also cut in different ways (e.g. crown cut/plain
sliced, quarter cut, rift cut, rotary cut) which results in very different grain patterns. Once cut, the veneer itself can
then be laid using a variety of patterns which again alters the finished result (e.g. book match, shift match, random match).
This short document covers most of these options.