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Veneer Thickness - if it has to be < 1/8", how do they do this?

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Forum topic by WalkinWoods posted 11-27-2017 05:40 PM 1047 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WalkinWoods

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11-27-2017 05:40 PM

I’ve read a lot of posts pretty clearly saying you shouldn’t use veneer thicker than 1/8”. Does that apply to stave core door construction?

The reason I ask is these guys advertise 1/4” thick veneer on their stave core stiles. See http://www.wolflumber.com/stave-core-stiles. Any concerns about that?


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#1 posted 11-27-2017 06:44 PM

I think in that case the substrate is going to move
with the “veneer” so it shouldn’t be a problem.
If veneer is thin enough (quite thin) it won’t move
in width when glued to a substrate that doesn’t
move like plywood or mdf.

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#2 posted 11-28-2017 09:54 PM

So the veneer problem (i.e. needing to keep the veneer less than 1/8”) only applies to MDF or plywood substrates?

Then constructing a table top out of thicker 1/4” material glued to, for example, a fir substrate would be fine?

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#3 posted 11-28-2017 10:34 PM

Loosely, yes.

Moisture content and using species that move
similarly would matter. The grain would also
have to all go the same way.

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