The sheets of veneer are produced by cutting the timber log horizontally. There are different types of cuts that create different veneer structures:

Plain slicing:  creates  CROWN veneer

Quarter slicing: creates RIFT veneer

Half-round slicing: creates SEMI-CROWN and QUATERS veneer

Full-round rotary slicing: the wood log is rotated on its axis creating a structure that is not well-defined. The veneer produced by this process is called rotary cut or peeled.