Wood veneers, which take opulence in interior designing to a whole new level, come in a large number of varieties and appearances. One very obvious factor which changes their appearance lies in the species of wood utilised for them.

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However, there are some other obvious ways also which might provide even more noticeable heterogeneity in the appearance of veneers. One of the principal ways is the placement of the veneer leaves that can be carried out in a large number of ways.

Veneer leaves are the thinnest and smallest slices of the wood logs which need to be well arranged to form a complete sheet of wood veneers. They can be arranged in a variety of ways to make the face or front of the veneer exclusive and unique even within the species of the same wood. All this has to deal with the divergences in the assembly process of each individual sheet.

Needless to say, wood veneers are the most cost effective yet decorative ways to bring classy looks and premium gloss to a high quality interior. The best outcome comes from the matching which involves creating effects from the grain of the leaves of the veneer. On the other hand, incorrect matching might result in a visually poor finish, undermining the overall quality of the craftsmanship, regardless of quality of the veneer you use.

Here, I present you with different types of matching methods:

  1. Book Matching

In book veneer matching, veneers are fitted together just like the pages of a book so that similar grains can effectively exhibit the reflected image. Utilizing book matching method usually results in better flow of the wood’s grain.

  1. Random Veneer Matching

In random veneer matching procedure, wood veneers of different lengths and grains are put together to exhibit a plank-like effect.

  1. Slip Matching

In slip matching, different leaves are slid across each other so that they can reflect a gradient effect. This method is usually applied to lighter wood cores.

Some other veneer matching methods include-

  1. Balance matching
  2. Consistent matching
  3. Quarter matched and mismatched.

Each method creates a different effect while enhancing the profile of various characteristics and features of leaves.


Perfect veneer matching might not be everybody’s cup of tea. People might need to work with competent experts. To make things a little bit easier, Sarda Plywood, one of the most formidable natural veneer manufacturers in India, offers a veneer visualiser to check out how the different veneer designs will look on different furniture items.  You can click the Veneer Visualizer tab right here on this website for more details.  On the website, you can also explore the best veneers in India just through a few clicks.