Veneered drawer fronts

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Project by Julian posted 862 days ago 1874 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are drawer fronts that I veneered for a tool cabinet project. Center is sapele veneer and the crossbanding is ribbon cut sapele. Both are paper backed veneers which makes working with them much easier. Applied with spary contact cement. The black strip is some of the sapele veneer dyed with black ink. Beading around the perimeter is mahagony.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 862 days ago

Beautiful work Julian they look perfect.

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#2 posted 862 days ago


Wow! Those are beautiful! If you make drawers like that for your tool cabinet, what does your china cabinet look like? ! ?

Thanks for sharing.


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#3 posted 861 days ago

Nifty work Julian the color is spectacular I think a better suited drawer pulls are in order way to subdue for such a beautiful back drop. Just my two cents love the work…BC

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#4 posted 861 days ago

Beautiful work. What finish did you apply to the sapele?

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#5 posted 860 days ago

Just clear shellac.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 821 days ago

looks awesome. what kind of glue did you use? i’m interested in veneering but pretty unfamiliar with the process. any easy resources you recommend?

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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