Butt cut veneer.
Schorn & Groh razor thin veneer trimmed from the end-grain wood (hence the name butt cut) is produced by matching hundreds of small veneer leaves. Available in eight design variants, the end-grain wood is obtained by cross-cutting the tree trunk rather than cutting it lengthwise. The annual rings form decorative circular patterns. Shown at interzum 2013, Butt Cut Veneer was previously considered unsuitable for furniture manufacture because the severed capillaries caused the wood to warp and crack. When handled properly, says Schorn & Groh the product shows no trace of glue bleed-through, warping or distortion. The optional coating of melamine protects the wood from moisture.