1. What’s the difference between “book match” and “sequence match?” Book match refers to the way veneers are joined together to create one sheet. When making a sheet, many pieces of veneer, called flitches, are joined side by side to create the full width. These flitches are used in pairs and opened like a book, then joined together to create a mirror image that continues across the width of a sheet of veneer.
2. What is raw veneer? Raw veneer is veneer that is sliced or rotary cut then dried, bundled and sold as a full flitch or individual “leaves” of veneer.
3. Can I apply a wood veneer to materials other than wood? Wood veneer can be applied over wood, metal, fiberglass, plastic and many other substrates. Different substrates will require the use of different glues and, in some cases, veneers with different types of backers.
4. What’s the difference between backing materials? Circumstances require different types of backed veneer.