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Veneering a table top with a veneer press

Question:I am planning a kitchen area dining table (daily use). I have a couple of questions that hopefully someone will have some feedback on:I have a veneer vacuum press which I plan to use for veneering the table top. I’m planning on edging the table with either black dyed hardwood or anodized aluminum channel. I’ve [...]

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Will PSA veneer adhere to plastic?

Question:Any input and/or suggestions regarding applying PSA veneer over cabinets that have plastic laminate facing will be appreciated. At this point, I do not know the condition of the laminate, whether it is still secured well or has loose areas. I have done refacing before but not on plastic laminate.Answer:If the laminate is intact and [...]

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Help please! Buckling veneer

Question:I have a problem with some 3M peel and stick veneer. The veneer is not just coming loose and bubbling. It seems to be buckling as if the veneer is absorbing moisture and buckling like a hardwood floor that has been flooded. If you could see the back edge of the veneer where I trimmed [...]

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Which veneer? Help!

Question:I’m starting out on my first woodworking project, attempting to build a piece of entertainment furniture using particleboard. I would like to finish the project with veneer.I guess I am at a crossroads on what type of veneer I should use. I certainly want the thinnest as I would like to fold over the edges [...]

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Help on veneer selection

Question:I have a job that the designer wants done to match a sample of pecan he gave me. I got a sheet of hickory which was said to be close to pecan. The problem is the designer does not like the dark and light that hickory has. Sigh. What wood species has similar graining and [...]

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Veneering drum shells. Any help out there?

Question:I plan on veneering some naked maple drum shells. I would like to use a nice quilted maple veneer and then stain it somewhere between rosewood and walnut in finish.the radius of the drums will be 18 inches, 13 inches, and 10 inches.1 – of the several thickness veneers offered by Oakwood, which would work [...]

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Veneering on Plywood

Question:I am planning to apply veneer to a wall unit that is constructed of 3/4″ pine stock. The wood is very solid, and I don’t expect any problems. However, there are several areas that are 32″x 32″ of 1/4″ plywood. I cannot get to the back of the plywood. Will I have any problems applying [...]

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Sanding edges with teak veneer

Question:I am planning to teak veneer an MDF table top. I want to round over the edges of the table, and plan to cut my MDF shape, apply a 2” band of teak around the perimeter, apply the veneer, then rout the ends. I hope that this will give the appearance of a solid piece [...]

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Veneering, 10mil iron method, over MDF & spackling

Question:I used spackling to cover imperfections on my MDF. The spackling is along one edge and various nail holes. Does the spackling need to be sealed before I begin veneering? I am using 10mil paper backed veneer and I plan to use the yellow glue on both surfaces and iron on. Any comments would be [...]

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Veneering a Dining Table

Question:I will be making a dining room table and want to use rosewood veneer over 3/4″ plywood. What is the best method for glueing the veneer to the plywood? I do not have a vacuum press. The largest piece is 48″ X 38″. Or should I try to find someone who has a vacuum press?Answer:If [...]

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