Not having experience in veneering and aving gone to the archives and not finding a a clear answer I’m seeking some suggestions
I’m building a corporate office reception desk. The front is a compound curve, graceful, eight feet by 28″ high. The frame is steel angle. Furring strips will be attached to the steel. MDF attached to the furring strips. My thinking is to use 9mm MDF with kerfs cut behind to follow the curve. Then, I have a choice of using eithererr 3mm or 6mm oak or maple ply. My questions:
1) Using 9mm as a substrate, do I have to back-veneer? (It’s not a controlled environment. Humidity can swing from 40-80% depending on the season.)
2) I will nt be using a vacumn press. I Is there an advantage of using either the 3mm or 6mm , other than the 3mm is more flexible?
3) There seems to be a lot of negative comment on using contact cement or a PVA glue. Would using Titebond Melamine Glue be a good choice?
Thanks in advance.