Thanks for your advice - noted - I will prob. have to accept some compromises. Veneer prob not an option in my case in that I want all the planks to be pear. I'll take a look on ebay poss a pear venner option available. Whatever I do just can't have any clinker effect
VENEER USE TUTORIALS : I'm always happy to provide technical advice on using veneers.
This is what I used - it is the correct thickness but not a perfect color match. But you are staining some pieces so it might work.