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highly textured oak veneer8/1
We have pressed it before and I feel your pain. Give me a shout if you want to discuss.
Embossed? Looks like it just came off a bandsaw mill.
Greg St. John:
I have to agree, the veneer looks like it either came off a band saw, or some veneer plant has not sharpened their knife in a long time. If the back of the veneer has this "embossing", then good luck gluing it in a press.
You mention that you are having trouble seaming the veneer. At first glance, I can see that bookmatching or end matching are out of the question, unless both sides have this texture, which will be problematic when gluing up.
It appears as though the veneer will cut and seam like any other; one problem that I can see is that if you slip match the leaves, and the "embossing" is random, the texture may not line up from leaf to leaf.
What exactly is the problem that you are experiencing?
That is called "textured" veneer. It has been popular in Europe for several years and it has been slowly making its way into the US market. It is cut purposely like that. The slicer used to cut it has a specially ground knife with "grooves" in it to give that appearance, nothing random about it.
It is a little thicker than "normal" 1/42" veneer, so you have to slow down the splicer a little (more time under the heater bar) and there is a little learning curve, but once you understand it, it's not really any different than splicing any other veneer. I think it throws people off just looking at it, but we have had no issues, once we understood how it needs to be run.