|Forum topic by Sprung||posted 02-06-2015 01:22 AM||645 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-06-2015 01:22 AM
I’m currently in the planning stages of a desk build. I’m torn between using some 4/4 walnut I’ve got on hand for the top or using a good quality piece of plywood as a substrate and veneering with some curly walnut veneer I can get at a price that’s pretty much too good to pass up – if I want to go that route.
My question is: How easy or difficult is it to veneer a desk top – about 2’ x 6’ – without a press or a vacuum bag? The veneer I would potentially be buying is long enough – and then some – and is in 9” wide pieces.
Is this doable – and doable well – without a vacuum bag setup? If so, how would I go about doing the veneer work? I’ve never done any veneer work, and the google searches I did on the topic led me in a number of different directions and didn’t yield me any good answers.
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