There are three main types of end matching, which are used in combination with book or slip matching. For more information on other types of veneer matching, be sure to read our Adjacent Leaves Matching and Balance Matching articles.
Architectural End Match
This match has leaves that are book or slip matched, first end-to-end, and then side-to-side. This creates then most regular grain line continuity - i.e. the grain lines come closest at panel joints. The diagram below is considered, Book Match, Architectural End Match. The numbers indicate the order that the slices are placed.
Continuous End Match
This end match has leaves that are book or slip matched in a continuous patter, either vertically or horizontally. The diagram below is a Slip Match, Continuous End Match with Horizontal Sequencing. The numbers indicate the order in which the slices are placed.
Panel End Match
This match has leaves that are book or slip matched into large assemblies. Then the assemblies are broken into sub-assemblies and stacked in an end match. Due to the way that the panels are matched, the grain will not align at the ends; however, there is a cost savings associated with this type of matching.