When nature’s beauty meets craftsmanship, art is born. Creating a distinctive visual identity takes not just creativity, but also technology. Several types of cuts, with variations in angle and size of the log, are used to create different cuts and looks. However, each of them is a sight to behold.
Tangential cuts along the growth rings produce crown cut veneers with a pattern that is characterised by straight grain intermixed with cathedrals. This cut retains the mother structure of timber.
It uses the same cutting method as plain-sliced veneer, except the log is cut into quarters prior to slicing. This method bisects annual growth rings and results in a straight grain or ribbon-striped (Mahogany) appearance. Due to low yield from the log, this veneer is usually more expensive. Walnut, Mahogany, Oak, and Teak are most often used for this cut.
It is manufactured by advancing a rotating log against a stationary knife. Since this cut follows the log's annual growth rings, a wide, bold grain pattern is produced. Rotary cut veneer is a cost-effective method to obtain remarkable effects from Birch, Maple, and Oak.
Veneer obtained by fixing a quarter-log on the stay log. This results in veneer with a striped grain or in the form of a half cathedral. This is mainly used in American woods. Rift cut method yields the least amount of veneer and hence is the most expensive.