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Forum topic by interpim posted 12-24-2009 10:33 PM 1246 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2009 10:33 PM

I am currently in the design phase of a makeup case/cabinet for my wife. I am thinking of going with a figured maple for the front, and walnut for the case itself. To get a continual grain pattern on the front I was thinking of veneering an MDF panel with a bookmatched veneer that will give enough coverage for all the drawer fronts, and the side panels. I have never done any veneering before, and am curious if this will be doable, and if MDF is a good enough substrate for the veneer.

Also, does anyone have a good source of veneer that they would recommend?

Here is a early rendition I have mocked up in Sketchup.

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 10:48 PM

I hope MDF work well, I just did a project using MDF and veneers form this company

I’ll post pictures once it is finished it’s an x-mas gift for my wife. I ran out of time for the staining.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#2 posted 02-01-2010 03:57 PM

MDF works great for veneering, as well as any other type of homogenous press boards. I am not certain as to where you could buy veneer,I would check probably the intenet for wood handlers in your area.

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 03:13 AM

I get veneer from, and Ebay.

-- Gerry,

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 03:26 AM

interesting design

-- Custom furniture

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