You may be wondering how to have a mirror veneer image on your wood design. It’s simple really, you take on of your veneers and use it to make a mirror image that you will then place alongside the original veneer. This can be a classic look or you can create a dramatic look this way, depending on the design that is already present on the wood. Before you get to cutting, you can hold up a mirror to the veneer and see what the mirrored image will look like.
- Book matching can create dramatic effect or just a harmonious grain pattern.
- A straightedge and sharp utility knife can be used to cut veneer; a veneer saw isn’t necessary.
- Glue veneer to both sides of a panel, then sand and finish.
“Book matching is when two identical sheets of veneer are placed alongside each other and each is a mirror image of the other.”