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 GRADE
 AAA
Color & Matching
Sapwood Yes Yes
Heartwood Yes Yes
Color Streaks Slight Yes
Color Variation Yes Yes
Sharp Color Contrasts at Joint Yes if Slip Matched Yes if Slip Matched
Matching
Book Matched Yes Yes
Slip Matched Specify Specify
Flitch Width 5″ 4″
Natural Characteristics
Small Burls/Pin Knots 1 per 5 sq ft 1 per 3 sq ft
Burls Size ¼″ ⅜″
Conspicuous Pin Knots
    Avg Number N/A 1 per 3 sq ft
    Size - Dark Part N/A ⅛″
    Size - Total N/A ¼″
Mineral Streaks Slight Slight
Bark Pockets No No
Worm Tracks Slight Slight
Vine Marks Slight Slight
Cross Bars Slight Slight
Manufacturing Characteristics
Rough Cut No No
Hairline Splits 2 1/32″ x 3″ 2 1/16″ x 6″
Blending Repairs Very Small Small
Special Characteristics
Note: When specifying Natural, veneers contain unlimited amounts of sapwood and/or heartwood.