Our Veneers

Eastern Panel has access to any veneer that you need whether it is man or machine made.   Our veneers are ideal for both commercial and residential interiors. EPM can offer any type, cut and match for a veneer. If needed, designers can pick their own flitch and matching.

  • AshVeneer
  • CherryVeneer
  • KnottyPineVeneer
  • MapleVeneer
  • ReconstitutedVeneer
  • RedOakVeneer
  • WalnutVeneer
  • WhiteOakVeneer

*Above: Our most popular veneers - Ash, Cherry Knotty Pine, Mapel, Reconstituted, Red Oak, Walnut and White Oak

Veneer Types:

  • Raw veneer has no backing on it and can be used with either side facing up. It is important to note that the two sides will appear different when a finish has been applied, due to the cell structure of the wood.
  • Paper backed veneer is as the name suggests, veneers that are backed with paper. The advantage to this is it is available in large sizes, or sheets, as smaller pieces are joined together prior to adding the backing. This is helpful for users that do not wish to join smaller pieces of raw veneers together. This is also helpful when veneering curves and columns as the veneer is less likely to crack.
  • Phenolic backed veneer is less common and is used for composite, or manmade wood veneers. Due to concern for the natural resource, this is becoming more popular. It too has the advantage of being available in sheets, and is also less likely to crack when being used on curves.
  • Laid up veneer is raw veneer that has been joined together to make larger pieces. The process is time-consuming and requires great care, but is not difficult and requires no expensive tools or machinery. Veneers can be ordered through some companies already laid up to any size, shape or design.
  • Reconstituted veneer is made from fast-growing tropical species. Raw veneer is cut from a log, and dyed if necessary. Once dyed, the sheets are laminated together to form a block. The block is then sliced so that the edges of the laminated veneer become the “grain” of the reconstituted veneer.

Veneer Cuts:

  • Plain (Flat) Sliced
    The half log, or flitch , is mounted with the heart side flat against the flitch table of the slicer and the slicing is done parallel to a line through the center of the log. This produces a distinct figure.

  • Half-Round Sliced
    A variation of rotary cutting. Segments or flitches of the log are mounted off center on the lathe. This results in a cut slightly across the annular growth rings, and visually shows modified characteristics of both rotary and plain sliced veneers.

  • Rift Cut
    Rift cut veneer is produced in the various species of Oak. Oak has medullary ray cells which radiate from the center of the log. The rift or comb grain effect is obtained by cutting at an angle of about 15% off of the quartered position to avoid the flake figure of the medullary rays.

  • Quarter Sliced
    The quarter log or flitch is mounted on the flitch table so that the growth rings of the log strike the knife at approximately right angles, producing a series of stripes, straight in some woods, varied in others.

  • Rotary Cut
    The log is mounted centrally in the lathe and turned against a razor sharp blade, like unwinding a roll of paper. Since the cut follows the log’s annular growth rings, a multi-patterned grain marking is produced. Rotary cut veneer is exceptionally wide.

Veneer Matching




balance match

book & butt match

herringbone match

diamond match

reverse diamond match