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Forum topic by Fax posted 03-20-2017 04:07 PM 459 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Fax

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03-20-2017 04:07 PM

Hello friends,
I am gonna apply venneer to a coffee table 20×20” , and will use PSA Veneer from Rockler, Peel and Stick Type.
To seal the wood porous surface, prior to applying the veneer, should I apply one or two coats of Dewaxed Shellac and sand smooth the surface?
How many days should I let the veneer adhesive cure before I apply stain and varnish ?
Thank you very much for your help!
Julian

-- Julian Paul Jones


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#1 posted 03-21-2017 06:01 PM

well id call rockler and ask them,the last thing you want is your veneer peeling off because it wasnt applied correctly.and hopefully they have the right answer.or contact the manufacturer directly.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 07-16-2017 06:22 AM

Here is the table that was damaged. The top was gouged and cracked.
I applied Timbermate filler.
PSA VENEER from Rockler, cherry veneer.
Dye Stain. Mahogany. And Gel stain as a thin glaze.
Shellac seal coat.
4 coats of lacquer.

I never applied veneer before.
I hope that the PSA veneer will not peel off.
I pressed it evenly and let it dry 3 days.
Then the dye and finish.

-- Julian Paul Jones

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#3 posted 07-16-2017 12:54 PM

Wow, that really is nicely done!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 07-16-2017 02:51 PM



Wow, that really is nicely done!

- Fred Hargis

I tested dyes and stains so many times on pieces of scrap cherry veneer because it was hard to avoid blotchiness; I kept telling myself that I should have used mahogany veneer since it is much easier to stain mahogany.
But now I learned something about cherry; need to be careful when and how to apply dye or stain to cherry wood.

-- Julian Paul Jones

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#5 posted 07-16-2017 06:19 PM

Well, a tip for the future should you have to do this again. If you had put a coat of contact cement on the substrate (table top) and then applied the veneer, I can guarantee you it would never, ever, ever, come loose. I picked that tip up in a cabinet refacing book for applying PSA veneer to face frames of cabinets. I tried it and couldn’t believe how well it holds. If you have any veneer scraps left from your project you should try it and see. It doesn’t seem to matter what kind of contact cement you use, flammable, non flammable, whatever…just put a coat on and let it tack up. The veneer has to be fairly aligned when you start applying, it won’t move at all once it touches the cement.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#6 posted 07-16-2017 06:35 PM



Well, a tip for the future should you have to do this again. If you had put a coat of contact cement on the substrate (table top) and then applied the veneer, I can guarantee you it would never, ever, ever, come loose. I picked that tip up in a cabinet refacing book for applying PSA veneer to face frames of cabinets. I tried it and couldn t believe how well it holds. If you have any veneer scraps left from your project you should try it and see. It doesn t seem to matter what kind of contact cement you use, flammable, non flammable, whatever…just put a coat on and let it tack up. The veneer has to be fairly aligned when you start applying, it won t move at all once it touches the cement.

- Fred Hargis

Great tip !
I will definitely try it.
I really appreciate it.
Thank you Fred !

-- Julian Paul Jones

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