VENEER CUTS Hardwood Industries, Inc. 7 Sheet Stock Hardwood Industries, Inc. Rotary Cut Cut on a lathe, just like paper coming off a roll, rotary cutting can yield sheets of veneer with broad, variegated grain patterns. This process can produce a limited amount of full-sized, whole piece veneers. This is the most common veneer cut, generates the highest log yield, and is often the least expensive. Plain Sliced Cut across the width of a half log, plain slicing produces the look of traditional sawn lumber. The log is mounted and cut along the growth rings, producing a combination of cathedral and straight grain patterns. Depending on how a log is peeled, very different visual effects can be achieved with regards to the grain and characteristics. Logs from the same species, cut with different methods, will produce distinctive veneers.