Fine hair streaks which particularly occur in Pear and Maple. They can be distributed over the entire surface of the veneer and are considered to be degrading in quality.

Half Round Cut

Type of conversion on the stay-log machine. Also called eccentric peeling.


The term used for the core wood area in veneer which is different in color to the remaining part of the veneer leaf.

Heavy Textured

The annual ring structure of fast growing trees which produce the undesirable coarse marking in the veneer.

Horizontal Slicer

A slicing machine on which the counter movements of the log and knife are horizontal.

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