Shop-Sawn Veneers Make Better Furniture
Wrap one beautiful board around an entire piece
Synopsis: David Welter and the students at College of the Redwoods don’t work with commercially available veneer; they prefer to saw their own. The reason? Shop-sawn veneers are thicker and more forgiving, and they make it easier to perfectly match all the wood in a particular project. Learn how to choose the right blade and resaw veneers of a consistent thickness, how to arrange veneer leaves for the best appearance, and how to glue up veneer for the best results. You’ll also learn two methods for applying edge-banding.
From Fine Woodworking #224
The main reason for using veneer is the same now as in Tutankhamun’s time: Veneering makes it much easier to cover a large area with very attractive or rare wood.
Used with man-made sheet goods as a substrate, veneer also minimizes the construction difficulties posed by solid wood, which moves with moisture changes. These days, there…