Veneering is a great way to work with beautiful woods that are too rare, too highly figured, or too temperamental to be used as solid stock. It also allows much greater control over wood grain and figure as elements of design and decoration. The wide availability of vacuum-bag pressing systems has made veneering accessible to more woodworkers because it eliminates the need for bulky mechanical presses or armies of clamps. In this guide, J. Speetjens demonstrates how to choose a vacuum press and use it to veneer a flat panel.

From Fine Woodworking #208