|Forum topic by Kiersten||posted 11-24-2010 07:04 PM||2653 views||0 times favorited||26 replies|
11-24-2010 07:04 PM
I need your help! Big expansion plans are in the works for Mod Mom Furniture and those expansion plans include having a large Amish shop in Ohio to manufacture my furniture so I can keep up with the demand. It’s all going well but I’d love some input in regards to veneer appliques.
The veneer branch as shown on the Owyn Toy Box below is made from pressure sensitive veneer and is hand drawn and cut by yours truly and is applied to the front and top of the box to make the branch affect. See photo.
Here’s my question. I’m in the process of getting quotes from die-cutters to cut the veneer for me in volume. Mass orders are in my future so cutting 1000 of those by hand on my couch doesn’t sound like a good time to me. :) The quotes are a bit on the high side so I was wondering if maybe I’m approaching it the wrong way. Does anyone have an idea of how to get this same affect with wood veneer but maybe knows some sort of process other than die cutting that I’m not familiar with? I’ve also heard that with pressure sensitive veneer, the adhesive on the back gums up the die cut blade.
Also, how much more labor intensive would it be for my furniture manufacturer to apply the branch using the normal glue process that is used with veneer rather than pressure sensitive? I’ve never tried that route so I’m clueless.
Thanks in advance for your advice!! I’ve written about my expansion plans here if you’re interested. Keeping manufacturing in America!! :) http://modmomfurniture.blogspot.com/2010/11/attention-big-news-really-big-news.html
-- Kiersten, Los Angeles, http://www.modmomfurniture.com