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Decorative veneer edging

Our decorative veneer edging products

We have decorative veneer edging in 0.5mm and 2mm thickness that brings out the natural beauty of your timber projects with its unique design. Our decorative veneer edging is crafted from high-quality materials and meticulously finished. It's ideal for adding that final touch of elegance to your project! Our gorgeous multi-layered edging is made in continuous rolls from natural and reconstituted timber veneers and is suitable for applications such as doors, drawers, cabinet ends, benchtops and desktops.

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Flat or Crown Cut

Timber veneer sheets that are cut tangentially to the grain or parallel to the tree's growth rings, are known as "flat cut" or "crown cut" sheets. This cutting method produces a lovely pattern of bold sweeping curves and ovals down the centre of the leaf, with striped grain nearer the edges

Quarter cut

Quarter cuts are also produced from flat cut timber, but the resulting patterns are more subtle. This cut is characterised by a pattern of relatively straight-line grains and is produced by cutting at a right angle to the growth rings.

Rotary cut

Rotary cutting is a common way to produce veneer sheets and produces a very consistent grain pattern. The log is rotated against a sharp blade, slicing off thin layers of wood which are then peeled away from the core. This method results in flat, ribbon-like strips with a uniform thickness.

Methods of assembling veneer leaves

Various visual effects can be achieved by different methods of joining. Below you can find an overview of the most commonly used ones.

Book Matching

This is the most widely used method of joining, in which each veneer leaf is a mirror image of the next one. This distinct look is created by alternatively folding leaves out as if opening the centre spread of a book.

Slip Matching

When slip matching, the veneer leaves are laid face up, side by side. The result is a pattern in which the same grain pattern is being repeated at the width of each leaf across the layon.

Mismatched or random matched

For this method, individual leaves are randomly matched to create a specific effect. Knotty Radiata pine is commonly laid this way. This method allows characteristics such as clusters of knots to be dispersed more evenly across the timber veneer sheets.

Reverse Slip Matching

First, the leaves are slip matched, then every second veneer leaf is turned end for end. This allows manufacturers to “balance” crowns in the leaves, to ensure not all crowns appear at one single end only.

Why choose timber veneer?

As it is a natural and renewable resource, Opal Wood timber veneer is an excellent choice of material for multiple applications. With timber veneer, you can achieve the same look as a solid timber finish while using a lot less wood, increasing the environmental sustainability of your project. Timber not only stores carbon throughout its life cycle, but it is also recyclable.

By their very nature, timber veneer panels can provide a classic timber finish but with a distinct look and feel to your project. All of our products at Opal Wood Corporation are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council's Chain of Custody scheme.

Opal Wood Corporation, as a specialist Australian timber merchant, can assist you with all aspects of selection, procurement and supply to ensure that your project is completed on time, on budget and to the expected standards. We look forward to helping you with your next project.

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