An Introduction to Veneering
Simple techniques and common tools produce stunning panels for doors, box lids, and more
Synopsis: Two common misconceptions about veneering are that it is difficult to do and that the end result is somehow inferior to solid wood. Woodworker Thomas Schrunk sets the record straight with this article. He explains that the individual steps of veneering are easy to master and, with practice, you can produce beautiful results quickly. Veneering also opens up a world of exotic and beautiful woods, many of which would be difficult and prohibitively expensive to use as thicker lumber. Schrunk takes readers through the process of veneering a panel: selecting and preparing the veneer, creating an invisible seam, gluing up the panel, and trimming it to size. Side information details the best way to flatten exotic veneers.
From Fine Woodworking #189
Veneering has an image problem: Woodworkers see it as difficult; non-woodworkers consider it inferior to “solid wood.” Both perceptions are untrue. As with many woodworking procedures, the steps of…