Millwork Terms

Book Match

A term in veneering, where successive pieces of veneer are arranged side by side. In a properly done book match, each leaf of veneer will resemble a mirror image of the previous leaf.

Crown Moldings

Moldings used to accent ceiling intersections and traditional pediments and casework tops.

Architectural Woodwork

Fine custom woodworking specified for special applications and functions by architects and other design professionals and created by woodworkers.

Special Match

Special matching or sketch matching (per a submitted sketch) of veneers that may be done in an infinite number of patterns, including the more common diamond match, box match, checkerboard, herringbone, and a host of others.

Plank Match

This specification indicates veneers are put together randomly for the face of a piece of plywood, with no matching grain character in the same face.

Ply

A term referring to any layer of veneer in a piece of plywood. A 3-ply panel has three layers of veneer, 5-ply has five layers, etc.

Millwork

Architectural woodwork and any woodmill-produced building construction interior-finish components. The terms millwork and woodwork are synonymous.

Balance Match

Any number of pieces of veneer components or leaves of equal size (prior to edge trimming) matched (book, slip, or reverse slip) to make up a single face.

Standard Lacquer

In finishing, a nitrocellulose-based lacquer without additives.

Substrate

Generally used to describe a panel product upon which a decorative finish material is applied.

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