All veneers should be stored flat in a dry, even atmosphere and protected from the light. Decorative veneers, curls, feathers, etc. intended for pattern-making should be numbered with chalk (not wax crayon) in the exact order of cutting and the ends taped to prevent splitting. Repeated handling of veneers should be avoided as much as possible, for they tend to become brittle with age and the wastage caused by careless storage and handling can be greater than the wastage incurred in laying.
305A Coffee-table in English yew with mosaic top designed by William Mitchell Des.RCA. Table designed by Ernest Joyce MSIA
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