elliptical apron success! thanks to all

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Forum topic by Ben posted 08-11-2010 12:03 AM 969 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2010 12:03 AM

i have my apron all glued up finally, awaiting the veneer.
you guys really helped me to produce this. a large door has opened now, and i’m no longer so daunted by furniture projects.

here she is on the MDF form:



only gripe is the gap with the last piece. i think i’ll fill it in with pc woody or something.
i’m copying a table i saw in a picture. all i have to go on is the dimension of the table top, so this ellipse was layed out to make the top 42”X26”, with a 1 1/2” overhang.

any suggestions as to how to apply the veneer?

thanks again to all.

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#1 posted 08-11-2010 02:16 AM

Beevis, Looks good. The great part of this site is I think we all learn something when a question is asked. I know I did. As far as the veneering goes, that is one of my weaknesses and will look forward to seeing any advice you may be able to get from the veneer experts. Again, hope to learn from this one also. So far your table apron is really looking good and I really like how you took all the suggestions and used what worked best for you. Great job.

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#2 posted 08-11-2010 02:39 AM

Good looking project. There are several ways to get the veneer glued on. The way I prefer on a project like this, is to use titebond and an Iron. If you would go to oakwood veneer co. They have a detailed page on how to do this. It is very easy with good results. Hope it helps

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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