|Forum topic by BenInDallas||posted 12-10-2014 02:05 AM||822 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-10-2014 02:05 AM
I’m an amateur at this, but working on a freestanding (“cheval”-style) mirror frame as a christmas gift for the girlfriend.
The mirror itself will be about 2ft x 6ft (rectangular) and fully enclosed in a solid walnut frame. Given the style, the back (of course) will be visible. So, I bought some raw (un-backed) walnut veneer to match my lumber …before I had fully thought through how to attach it. Oops.
In any case, I’d rather not add to the weight and thickness of the piece with an extra sheet of masonite or mdf, if I can help it. So, is there any reason why I couldn’t glue the veneer directly to the back of the mirror?
And if so, what kind of glue would do the trick?
And if not, what’s the best solution for substrate, glue, and application technique?