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Project by Steven Prosser posted 07-28-2014 07:13 AM 2482 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These doors were ordered by a client who couldn’t find doors of the right size available commercially. They are 84” x 34” and she wanted walnut.
I had some concerns about using solid timbers in terms of cost and stability so we agreed that they would be constructed using laminated poplar and then veneered with figured walnut with solid applied moldings to the panels.
The panels are pre-veneered 3/4” MFD let into the rails and stiles and not glued

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#1 posted 07-28-2014 11:44 AM

Beautiful looking doors -

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#2 posted 07-28-2014 02:38 PM

Great looking door. The grain contrast looks fantastic.

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#3 posted 07-28-2014 03:10 PM

What method did you use to apply the veneer to the frame members since it looks like you assembled the door prior to veneering them?

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#4 posted 07-28-2014 05:20 PM



What method did you use to apply the veneer to the frame members since it looks like you assembled the door prior to veneering them?

- Jay20650

The veneer was applied using PVA and a medium/hot smoothing iron. Starting from one end and with PVA only on the door itself lay the veneer on the glued surface, the iron has the effect of boiling the water in the glue, which escapes through the veneer,evaporates and bonds the veneer pretty quick. Upside of this method is that as the PVA is essentially a plastic, subsequent heating will melt it, so if there are any air pockets present you can “iron” them out. Downside is the steam/heat can split more delicate veneers.
Hope that was useful information.

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