Class “A” Fire Rated Veneered Paneling Certification
January 15, 2008
AFP, Inc. Achieves Class “A” Fire Rated Veneered Wood Paneling Certification.
There are a variety of factors that affect the appearance of an architectural veneer project. These include the veneer species, the manner in which the veneer is cut or sliced, the way in which the veneer leaves are assembled and the matching of the panels in the project.
The slicing process is composed of several techniques: rotary slicing, quarter slicing, plain slicing, rift slicing and half-round slicing. Each of these methods will produce a very distinctive type of grain depending upon the species selected.
When a log is sliced, the width of the leaves are a function of the size of the log, the slicing method and the distance if the slice from the diameter of the log. To make a veneer panel, the leaves are cut to width and spliced together. The manner in which these are arranged or spliced is called matching and has a dramatic effect on the appearance.
Special matching or sketch matching (per a sketch submitted) of veneers may be done in an infinite number of patterns, including the more common diamond match, box match, checkerboard and herringbone and a host of others. Any of these may likely be a center design with border.