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Veneer Questions Answered

Building a Drum

Question:If I purchase veneer from you, will I be able to easily bend it into a cylindrical shape for building a drum?Answer:Our flexible veneer in our BFV 22 mil backer can be easily wrapped around a 4″ diameter shell. We have many drum builders who currently use our product.Oakwood Veneer Tech Support

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Veneering Automotive Interiors

Question:I am redoing the veneered trim in my antique BMW. Is there a recommended adhesive product for this application?Obviously there is a consideration to be made for temperature fluctuations and possibly humidity. Is it possible to use the peel and stick, or must I use vacuum?Bends are slight; none are compound bends. I am leaning [...]

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Creating Magnetic Wood Veneer Panels?

Question:I’m about to start a veneered kitchen. The customer would like to use magnets to attach photos, artwork, etc. to the veneered surfaces of the cabinet doors. I once used a veneered sheet metal to create magnetic “wood” refrigerator panels. For this kitchen I am considering attaching .016 thick sheet steel to MDF with contact [...]

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Are certain veneers best for kitchen cabinets?

Question:I’m having some kitchen cabinets custom made for me. Are there certain veneer species that would work best for them?Answer:There are a few considerations to make. One is how the veneer is to be applied to the substrate, whether the cabinet maker is using a press or using contact cement to apply the veneer will [...]

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Veneering over painted kitchen cabinets

Question:Can I veneer over my painted kitchen cabinets? If so, how much prep work do I need to do? I need all new cabinet doors, so how do I order these to match whatever veneer I choose?Answer:You can veneer over a painted surface as long as the painted surface is still intact and not flaking, [...]

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Are water or alcohol based dyes best for veneer?

Question:I make drums. I am planning on applying a wood veneer over some 6 ply maple shells. I usually use water based dye to stain my shells. I find that the wood grain shows up more than when using alcohol based stain.My question is: With the use of an extra veneer ply glued with white [...]

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Getting rid of veneer backing line at corners?

Question:I am taking on my first veneering project. Its a fairly large, modern table and going well with one exception, which I hope to remedy quickly. It has to do with the paperback on the veneer showing as I meet 2 sheets at a 90 degree edge, rounding the corner 1/16 or so. I am [...]

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What causes veneer lamination to fail?

Question:I applied wood backed veneer over a fiberglas column. The veneer is a three layer product consisting of the surface veneer which is about 11/1000s” thick, a paper layer, and a wood layer. The column is 15.5″ tall and about 30″ in diameter. I was sent 6 pieces of bookmatched veneer, each is 8′ x [...]

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Using wood veneer to reface cabinets

Question:I am hoping to reface my kitchen cabinets with red oak veneer and replace the doors. I was thinking of using 3″ wide pre-glued red oak edge banding for the narrow slats and framing surrounding the doors. It seems like a reasonable and cost effective way to accomplish that task. I would think that 22.2 [...]

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Getting rid of veneer seams and edges

Question:What is the best way to get rid of veneer seams? More specifically, I’m planning to veneer and edge band a tabletop. How do you hide the seam that is created when the top veneer meets the edging?Will sanding hide the seam enough so the top looks like a solid piece of wood? Or should [...]

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