I would appreciate some advice putting veneer on 1/2” plywood. I wish to build some shelves using some shop made “veneer”. I have some home grown black walnut I will be using in the project. I made a trial shelf in which I used 1/4” veneer. I only veneered one side of a piece of 1/2” birch plywood using standard Titebond white glue but the 24” X 16” board cupped a fair amount. It may be that if I had done both sides that I would not have had this problem but I was wondering what glue might be better to use. The thinnest “veneer” that I will be using will be 1/8” so that I have plenty of thickness to work with. I need the shelf to be a stand alone piece which will be stable. I am planning on using tongue and groove solid walnut around the shelves as a finish treatment.
Sorry to be so long winded! I would really appreciate some input. This one of the final stumbling block that I need to resolve before I start the work.