Book Matching Wood Veneers
We often use the term "book matching" when describing our wood veneer finishes but have been asked the question by many people of What does this mean???
When selecting wood veneers for our drums shells we usually have to join them to make a wider ply for making a floor tom or bass drum. We take 2 pieces of veneer from the same bundle and then by flipping over so they face each other and form a matched symmetrical pattern. We continue this process until we have the made a ply to the desired size.
This picture shows 4 pieces of Walnut (with sap) flipped over (like the pages of a book) to form this pattern. Each veneer has a width of 4" so in joining (book matching) 4 pieces together, this will give is a width of 16" for a Bass Drum or a floor tom. for making a rack tom up to 8" deep then we will just join 2 pieces together.
This Book matched Ebony Macassar shell is made up of 11 pieces of 4" wide Ebony to give the vertical effect.
At Tee Drums we pride ourselves on our skills, experience and facilities to book match all woods to form quality outer plys for your drums. If you can think it then we have the experience to make this happen for you.