The unique sets of wood which go into each Phantom mean that no two car interiors are ever the same – Woodshop Production Manager Jonathan Peedell calls it “a unique fingerprint; a piece of art which flows through the car”. The effect is produced by skilled workers carefully matching the veneers to create a symmetrical mirror image through the centre of the fascia. These craftsmen align the edges and must have the knowledge and the imagination to be able to visualise the final symmetry of the wood as it will run through the finished car. Each individual part (and as many as 41 go into making a Phantom) is composed of up to 29 layers of poplar wood, and at least four layers of aluminium, with the veneers laid over the top. Producing the set for one car can take in excess of a month. In total, more than 180 people work in the woodshop, between them producing more than 81,000 individual parts each year entirely by hand. 

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The unique sets of wood which go into each Phantom mean that no two car interiors are ever the same – Woodshop Production Manager Jonathan Peedell calls it “a unique fingerprint; a piece of art which flows through the car”. The effect is produced by skilled workers carefully matching the veneers to create a symmetrical mirror image through the centre of the fascia. These craftsmen align the edges and must have the knowledge and the imagination to be able to visualise the final symmetry of the wood as it will run through the finished car. Each individual part (and as many as 41 go into making a Phantom) is composed of up to 29 layers of poplar wood, and at least four layers of aluminium, with the veneers laid over the top. Producing the set for one car can take in excess of a month. In total, more than 180 people work in the woodshop, between them producing more than 81,000 individual parts each year entirely by hand.

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