|Forum topic by jmos||posted 648 days ago||530 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
648 days ago
I’m about to embark on my first veneer project. It’s a bridal chest with 11 veneered panels (three panels each top, front, and back, one panel for each side.) The largest is about 15” by 15”, and everything is flat, so I’m thinking it should be a good first project.
I bought raw wood birds eye maple veneer for the face sides and paper backed flat sawn maple for the insides. I’m going to use 1/2” MDF for the substrate. All the edges will be covered by the chest side material.
I went ahead and bought cold press veneer glue, even though I did read in a few places that wood glue works fine. I also bought some softener in case I need it (also read I can make it at home, but it wasn’t too expensive, so I bought the pre-made stuff.)
Bought a veneer saw and have seen the proper way to sharpen it.
I’m going to use 3/4” MDF or ply cauls and clamps to press the panels.
Anyone have any tips, thoughts, things they wish they knew before they started veneering? Any assistance would be appreciated.