Veneered Boxes Made Easy
Veneering pro Craig Thibodeau shows how to make a mitered, veneered box that he describes as simple but that looks anything but.
Synopsis: If there’s a single thing to be learned from this article it’s that veneered boxes are fun to make. You can decorate them with inlay, marquetry, beading, and more. And you can make the inside with a contrasting veneer for an element of surprise. Craig Thibodeau has worked with veneer for years, and he has clever techniques that make it easier to achieve high-end results. Here he’ll show you how to make a mitered, veneered box that he describes as simple but that looks anything but.
I built my first boxes from solid wood. Then I started playing with veneer, discovering a new world of wood species, colors, and amazing grain patterns. I used veneer for box-making, then for furniture, and I never looked back.
Using veneer makes it easy to decorate a box with inlays, marquetry, corner beading, and more. And the outside of the…