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Veneer Matching Patterns That You Must Know

Wood is a popular choice when it comes to furniture. However, finding good quality hardwood furniture at a price that fits your pocket isn’t always likely. Now when that happens, you can either ponder on when you’ll be able to afford it, or take a prudent step forward, and look for less-expensive alternatives to real wood, which are not only equally inspiring but also sturdy. In that regard, one of the most popular alternatives to hardwood is natural wood veneer.

Veneers, in general, present a wide scope of possibility for endless creative projects, both commercially as well as on the residential front. Having a hard time deciding whether you should go for it or not? Here are a few compelling reasons why you should: –

  • – Did you know veneers have a part of real wood in them? Yes, veneer sheets are made by gluing thin slices of hardwood to surfaces like wood, ply board (Gurjan) or fiberboard.

  • – Veneers can be used all across your home, from doors, floors, furniture to countertops and walls.

  • – Wood veneer comes in a wide and diverse range of colours and grain patterns. That means there won’t be any dearth of options to choose from!

  • – Veneers add durability, and enhance the appearance of surfaces to simulate the look and feel of real wood.

Veneer sheets work great when it is about creating beautiful surfaces and furniture pieces, at a lower cost. Another delightful thing about a veneer is that it can be polished or painted to further enhance its finish and look. Since veneers come from real wood, they retain the elegance and grace of wood. The growth marks on the wood trunk and the angle at which it is cut, lend each veneer a special and unique texture.

And now to the Veneer Matching Patterns

The way the veneer sheets are matched can create a unique visual rhythm, and add a rich feel to your furniture. If you’re planning to redo your living or working space with veneers, you absolutely ought to know about the matching patterns that look good. Here are some of the popular ones to help you out: –

  • Book match

This is the most popular matching pattern with veneers – it creates a symmetrical pattern. In this matching pattern, every piece of veneer is placed adjacently in such a way so as the joints match. A book match results in a purely natural flow of wood’s grain, thereby creating a pleasing pattern.

  • Random match

If you’re looking to create a casual or out-of-the-box finish, try random matching. Veneers are placed next to one another, but in a random order, to produce a rustic appearance. For this, natural wood veneers of the same species are used, but the grains and shades are not matched.

  • Slip match

Slip matching helps create a whimsical effect as the veneers are slid across each other to achieve a gradient effect. Slip matching is generally used with lighter wood cores. Veneers are placed in sequence but without matching the grains, resulting in all the same face sides being exposed.

  • Special match

Special matching techniques are applied to create mosaic effects, such as diamond, butterfly, oblique, narrow-heart, checkerboard, etc. If you’re looking to create a unique look, then special match should be your choice.

Now that you know, it is time to get to matching it right!

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