Selection of Core Type
Consideration should be given to special requirements such as fire resistance. water resistance, weight, flatness, rigidity and strength required, defining the core which best fits a project's needs.
Selection of Veneer Matching
There are three areas of consideration with respect to veneers, all of which have been termed "matching." It should be understood that these are very different considerations. Confusion can sometimes result because of the use of the single word, "matching," to describe these considerations. This will be discussed further below. The three types of matching are:
- Matching between veneer leaves: deciding between slip, book, random and reverse slip match.
- Matching within the panel face: deciding between an unbalanced, balanced, center balanced and unmatched face.
- Matching between panels: deciding if adjacent panels are to match, and if so to what degree.