From decorative marquetry, to intricate stringing and banding, to highly figured veneered surfaces, there are a number of options for adding ornamentation to furniture.The basics: • Veneering to a core: All surface decoration techniques involve affixing
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    by Jonathan Binzen

    Len Dougherty takes top prize at Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show for intricate veneer work

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    by Jeff Headley

    Veneered border enhances many kinds of furniture

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    with William Duckworth

    Learn why this stable material makes a great core for veneered panels

  • Veneering MDFVideo: Veneering MDF

    with William Duckworth

    Learn the basic steps to veneering surfaces and edges

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    by Scott Grove

    Custom furniture maker Scott Grove explains how he flattens burl veneer sheets and patches imperfections with a veneer punch or a hand-made template. He also details ...

  • Traditional Hammer VeneeringTraditional Hammer Veneering

    by Dan Faia

    When it comes to applying veneer, many woodworkers lean toward higher-tech procedures such as veneer presses, vacuum bags, and clamps and cauls. Yet with a relatively ...

  • Stringing and Banding Made EasyStringing and Banding Made Easy

    by Dan Faia

    Dan Faia explains how simple tools and methods can help you embellish your furniture with stringing and banding. Its less difficult than it appears, and he shows ...

  • Decorative VeneeringDecorative Veneering

    by Paul Schürch

    A few basic cutting and assembly techniques help vanquish the fear of working with veneer. Learn principles to help in your next project, including appropriate ...

  • Smooth TamboursSmooth Tambours

    by Mike Weiss

    Mike Weiss explains how to rip tambour slats with minimal kerf loss and without interrupting the wood grain. He advises creating a drawing of the project first ...

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    by Timothy Coleman

    Shop-sawn veneer offers the stability of commercial veneer and a measure of flexibility that is missing from its commercial cousin. The bandsaw is the essential ...

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    by John M. Van Buren

    Veneering the oval in the center of the serpentine apron on Sheraton-style tables that John M. Van Buren was building created a technical challenge. He explains ...

  • Curved Table ApronsCurved Table Aprons

    by Bruce Peterson

    Bruce Peterson likes to find production methods that save time but don’t sacrifice quality. The tables he shows here have simple joinery, and he laminated layers ...

  • Basics of Vacuum-Bag VeneeringBasics of Vacuum-Bag Veneering

    by David Shath Square

    Although vacuum veneering is not a complicated process, there are several procedures and techniques that David Shath Square has learned along the way. He offers ...

  • Easy Veneering with a Household IronEasy Veneering with a Household Iron

    by Mario Rodriguez

    Mario Rodriguez explains how to glue down veneer and keep it down using waterproof yellow glue and an electric house iron. He talks about the reasons for using ...

  • Veneering Over a Solid-Wood SubstrateVeneering Over a Solid-Wood Substrate

    by Tage Frid

    Tage Frid experimented with veneering over contrasting substrate and found some interesting design options. In a coffee table shown in this article, he removed ...

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