Preparing the frame for the panel

The fall-front panel sits in a groove cut around the inside edges of the frame. Install a piloted three-wing slotting cutter in the router and align the fence with the bit's pilot bearing. Adjust the bit height so the top edge of the cutter is centered on the edge of the stock. Since the groove will have to accommodate both the panel and the veneer glued to it, you will need at least two passes to rout a sufficiently wide groove. Feed the stock as in step 1, riding the unchamfered edge along the fence; finish the pass with a push stick. Then turn over the workpiece and repeat to widen the groove (right). Now, cut the four frame pieces to length, mitering the ends. Once the veneered panel is ready, the frame will be assembled using plate joints. (The finished frame, along with the veneered panel, is shown on page 104.)


Often used to dramatic effect; reduces distortion caused by light refraction problems when book-matching

Book match

A repeating pattern in which adjoining sheets of veneer appear to radiate from the joint between them, like the pages of an open book


Veneer figure runs diagonally off each sheet, creating a zigzag effect

A mirror-image pattern featuring flat-cut veneers with prominent landscape figure

Butt-and-book match

Commonly used with butt, crotch, and stump veneers to create an unfolding, circular effect

Reverse-diamond match

Features four sheets of veneer that appear to converge at the center

Three-wing slotting cutter

Three-wing slotting cutter

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