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A Specifier's Guide to Door Face Veneers - 2012

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Let’s face it:  As an architectural specifier, details can make or break your projects.  But with thousands of elements in each job, how can you be certain that what you envision will be what is installed? When it comes to architectural doors, the terminology can be confusing to even seasoned specifiers. 

Many of the most difficult questions come in selecting the veneer. There’s the matching method to specify –book matched, random matched or slip matched?  What’s the difference between them? Then there’s cut to consider. quarter cut, rotary cut or plain sliced veneer? Finally, there’s the wood color to select:  red, white or natural?  What color is “natural”?  And what affect do these have on sustainability issues?

That’s why the National Architectural Door Council of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association developed this course and accompanying brochure.  It’s designed as a primer on veneer matching methods, cutting options and color selection.  

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