STL238: Tim Coleman’s shopsawn veneer secrets–revealed!
Fine, they weren't secrets, but Tim sits down with Mike and Ben and the conversation goes deep into veneering processes.
I’m working on a large (30″ wide x 8′ high x 12″ deep) arts and crafts cabinet for a client and had a question about general best practice for using shopsawn veneers: when only one side shows – for example, the back of this cabinet, what’s the best way to balance the solid (1/8″ or less) show veneers when the back won’t be seen? It seems like a waste to use shopsawn veneers on the back… With a shopsawn veneer, does the veneer on the opposite side of the plywood core (non-show side) need to be the same thickness, or would a brown backer veneer be enough? It’s all Quartersawn White Oak with solid face frames, shelves, and doors, and rift oak plywood sides, top and bottom. Thank you!
From Mike Pekovich,
Would you rather build your own designs that already exist, or be able to build something new every time?
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