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Jointing techniques

The cut wood can be jointed thanks to modern technology. Following illustrations show the different techniques that can be used. This lets you decide properly what your panel will finally look like and what the best choice is for your application. Whatever you choose: real wood is always unique and gives your project just that little bit extra!

Book matched

This is the standard method. The various veneer strips are joined together in mirror-image pairs. This means that each strip is the reflection of the previous one. This technique lets you see perfectly how the log was handled.

Slip matched

This technique is often chosen if the veneer needs to be stained. Staining means that no colour differences can be seen between the different veneer strips on a panel.

Reverse slip matched

This has all the advantages of a slip-matched sheet of veneer. In addition, the boards do not all have to be the same way up. This makes it unbelievably easy for the customer to work with a veneered panel.


Decospan has developed its own patented machine for the mix matched or planked technique, in which the veneers are jointed together randomly to give the final sheet the appearance of solid wood without disadvantages such as warping as the humidity varies.

This jointing technique (mixmatch) is only possible starting from an order quantity of 20 sheets of the same quality.

Decospan can process veneers of various thicknesses in this way (0.6 mm, 1 mm, 1.5 mm and 2 mm). The thicker veneers are used when additional structuring needs to be applied.

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Mirror Matched

This technique is primarily used for tall panels with a continuous patterning. This type of jointing can also be used for long reception desks or sliding doors.

Balance Matched

This jointing technique is only used for burl wood. The small pieces of burl wood veneer are glued together symmetrically.