There is a big difference between "commodity plywood" and Architectural Panels. At Frank Paxton Lumber Company we not only understand that difference, we assure it by using the finest wood veneers and core materials available. We distribute select veneer faces that are hot pressed to our customer’s choice of substrates to assure a superior bond.
If your customer wanted something ordinary, they probably wouldn't have come to you, and you would not have turned to Paxton. We can provide panels that are sequence matched, end matched, and produced using fancy sketched faces. We offer sizes up to 5' wide x 12' long) or 12' wide x 5" long cross grain) and we have the ability to sand cross grain panels. Do you need an exotic wood panel or veneer? If your customer requested it, we will find it and deliver.
Methods of Matching Face Veneer on Plywood
The most commonly used match in the industry. Every other piece of veneer is turned over so adjacent pieces (leaves) are opened like the pages of a book.
Matching within Individual Panel Faces
The individual leaves of veneer in a sliced flitch increase or decrease in width as the slicing progresses. Thus, if a number of panels are manufactured from a particular flitch, the number of veneer leaves per panel face will change as the flitch is utilized. The manner in which these leaves are “laid up” within the panel requires specification, and is classified as follows:
Each panel face is assembled from as many veneer leaves as necessary. This often results in a non-symmetrical appearance with some veneer leaves of unequal width. Often the most economicalmethod attheexpense of aesthetics, it is the standard for Custom Grade and must be specified for other Grades. Running matches are seldom “sequenced and numbered” for use as adjacent panels. Horizontal grain “match” or sequence cannot be expected.
Each panel face is assembled from veneer leaves of uniform width before edge trimming. Panel may contain an even or odd number of leaves, and distribution may change from panel to panel within a sequenced set. While this method is the standard for Premium Grade, it must be specified for other Grades, and is the most common assembly method at moderate cost.
|Balance and Center Match
Each panel face is assembled of an even number from veneer leaves of uniform width before edge trimming. Thus, there is a veneer joint in the center of the panel, producing horizontal symmetry. A small amount of figure is lost in the process. Considered by some to be the most pleasing assembly at a modest increase in cost over Balance Match.