Easy Veneering with a Household Iron
Dried glue, heat and pressure bond a lovely wood skin onto any project
Synopsis: 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 waterproof glue, why it doesn’t slip during setup, and how his method prevents bubbles. You’ll learn about cutting and taping the veneer, applying the glue, and ironing and trimming the veneer. A side article by Chris A. Minick explains how thermoplastic adhesives work.
Being able to veneer can dramatically extend the scope of projects available to a woodworker. You can take veneer, a beautiful but unstable material, and apply it to a solid, flat substrate. You can also repeat or book-match patterns for a spectacular effect. But what’s the best way to glue down the veneer and keep it down?
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