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Straight-grain veneer – Is it Rift or Quarter-cut?

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A question that is unlikely to keep many of you awake at night, but one that we get asked regularly enough to feel that it’s worth answering.

The definitive answer is in short, it could be either, neither or we don’t really know (or possibly care).

Dealing with the ‘neither’ first. A lot of straight-grained material is produced when logs are flat or plain-cut. This for many species remains the most common form of slicing, especially when the features of ‘crown’ featured veneer (created by cutting across ...

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