Matching Between Panels

Types of Veneer Cuts
Types of Panel Matching
Architectural Matching
Types of Matching Between Multiple Panels
Types of Plywood
Wood Grades

Lot or Running Match:
Each face is made from as many veneer pieces as necessary. If part of a veneer sheet is left over, it is used at the start of the next panel face. Maximum yield from the flitch is thus achieved and is most commonly used in producing "warehouse flitch" matched panel sets. Some of the grain might be climinated due to trimming on flitch and sequence match, but is carefully avoided in blueprint-matching panels.

Balance Match:
Panel faces are made from an odd or even number of equal width veneer pieces. If the panel run is large, the number of veneer pieces per qual width panel may eventually increase or decrease as the individual veneer pieces vary in width within the total flitch. Grin continuity may change on adjacent panels as a result of this, but the panels are generally more symmetrical than are running matched panels. This face matching method may be used in sequence-matched sets and is commonly used in blueprint-matched panels.

Center Match:
Panel faces are made with an even number of equal-width veneer pieces, which results in the same grain and figure occurring on each side of the vertical centerline of the panel. This method of matching produces the most symmetrical pattern and is also the most expensive.

Vertical End Matching:
This method is used when the panel height desired exceeds the veneer length. The remedy of this problem is achieved by progressively book matching lengthwise as well as horizontally, thus achieving a uniform grain progression in both directions. Doors and transoms are matched in this fashion.