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Veneer Questions Answered

Veneering Drums

Question:Hey, I would like to apply a veneer to a round object, namely, a drum. How should I apply the veneer (glue type, application type, etc.), and would both the 10-mil and 22-mil paperbacked veneer from Oakwood work for my purpose?Answer:I assume you’re talking about a raw drum shell without anything on it right now. [...]

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Veneer over Fiberglass Column

Question:I applied wood backed veneer over a fiberglas colunm. The veneer is a three layer product consisting of the surface veneer which is about 11 thousands of an inch thick, a paper layer, and a wood layer. The column is 15′ 6″ tall and about 30″ in diameter.I was sent 6 pieces of book matched [...]

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Are wood veneer seams visible?

Question:When estimating the quantity of sheets to buy, should I plan on spacing pre-existing seams in the center of a panel? This might be more important for a burl where a pattern would look better centered.Are the seams visible in a burl?Answer:It’s entirely up to the individual, but in most cases, any panel will look [...]

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Veneering rounded 90 degree corners

Question:I am planning to apply Teak Veneer on a 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 [...]

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Complex Inlay with Epoxy, Laser Cutting & Vacuum Press

Question:Hello, I’m interested in attempting a very complex inlay project. Back in high school I did two small inlay projects with about 6 pieces each using a solid veneer and contact adhesive. This part however has about 90 pieces. They fit together to form the inside of a 48″ diameter table top.I’ve read that the [...]

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Special order for extra long veneer?

Question:I have a project that is going to have several cabinets together along a wall with a long, serpentine edge top on it. We’re thinking about doing it in sapele/sapelli. I wonder if it is possible to custom order a veneer that would be, well, somewhere in the neighborhood of 19-20 feet long? I’ve never [...]

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Veneer on Aluminum?

Question:Hello, My company makes office furniture. Most of our trim is now painted aluminum extrusions. One of our customers has asked if we could apply wood veneer to them so they would have a wood finish. The FAQ on your web site says veneering can be done on a metal base. Do you have any [...]

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Repairing Veneer on Old Doors

Question:I am working on a restoration project for customer in an old building with a lot of 2-paneled birch veneered doors. They are around 80-90 yrs old. The Birch veneer on the bottoms of a few of the doors needs to be replaced, however, it is quite thick and, of course, not backed.I need to [...]

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Finishing Cherry Veneer

Question:I am new to wood finishing and would like some suggestions on finishing cherry veneer.I am not sure if I will spray, rub on it or use a brush. I would like to know if I have to apply a sealer prior to applying the stain or after applying the stain (or both before and [...]

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Replacing Sanded Off Veneer

Question:Please help: My front door is topped with Oak Veneer. A portion of the veneer towards the bottom on the door has been sanded off. Is there any product I can purchase so I can fill that portion of the door with more veneer?Perhaps some sort of topical (liquid veneer?) that can be painted on [...]

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