|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 05-28-2015 02:04 AM||771 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
05-28-2015 02:04 AM
The design I cooked up for my open “modern looking” bathroom vanity includes a semi circular (think 1/4 of a drum shape) bent piece of thin MDF that will be bent around some permanent ribs (below the sink bowl – to hide the drain and bobstops etc.).
The outer surface of that will have maple veneer on it.
I’m assuming the right (only) way to do this veneering is to do it AFTER the MDF is bent around and permanently attached to the ribs that will give it its final shape.
Question is…how do you do a decent job of veneering a curved panel like that? Easy enough to cut some veneer to fit and put wood glue on it and slap it on there.
Easy enough to roll it on with a j-roller or a rounded stick…but then what? Doesn’t seem like i have any good way to “clamp it” after I put it on there.
I don’t have any vacuum stuff. I’m thinking maybe just make an extra piece of the MDF and bend that around it and clamp it in a few places around the edges?
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.