Use Mirrors to Design Veneer Patterns
Learn how to leverage mirrors in the design of stunning veneer patterns in the second part of our three-part series on veneering basics
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Be sure to catch Part III for tips on seaming and final glue-up.
For those unfamiliar with fine woodworking techniques, the word “veneer” conjures up images of cheap throwaway furniture, yet nothing could be further from the truth. In the hands of a skilled woodworker, veneer can be used to produce stunning patterns that would be impossible to achieve with solid wood. In this three-part video series, Fine Woodworking contributor Bob Van Dyke demonstrates basic veneering techniques including softening, rough cutting, seaming, and glue-up, while preparing a period-appropriate book-matched drawer front.