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Modern Desk: How to Veneer the Writing Surface
Use thick, shopsawn veneer to create an attractive and durable writing surface.
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Tim Rousseau’s modern desk might look simple, but a lot goes into making such an elegant piece. While Tim tackles this project with a pro’s perspective using tools found in professional shops, he also draws parallels to tools found in most hobbyist woodshops.
In Episode 2 of his video workshop on making this desk, you’ll learn Tim’s secrets to creating a durable writing surface with veneer.
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Video shot and edited by Jeff Roos and Ben Strano
Produced by Ben Strano
Certainly Wood is a veneer supplier with 1/16th-in. veneer available. Click here for a search showing their stock of 1/16th-in. maple veneer.
For more information on using a torsion box for pressing veneer, check out Ian Kirby’s article in FWW #47–July/Aug 1984.
Videos in the Series
How to Make a Danish Modern DeskJuly 9, 2019
Modern Desk: How to Veneer the Writing SurfaceJuly 9, 2019
Modern Desk: Router Templates for Curved PartsJuly 16, 2019
Modern Desk: Pattern-Routing Curved PartsJuly 16, 2019
Modern Desk: Joinery for the Desk TopJuly 16, 2019
Modern Desk: Angled Leg MortisesJuly 23, 2019
Modern Desk: Angled Tenons on the Table SawJuly 30, 2019
Modern Desk: Curved LegsAugust 6, 2019
Modern Desk: Making the StretchersAugust 13, 2019
Modern Desk: Making the Desk TopAugust 20, 2019
Modern Desk: Backsplash and Bottom ApronAugust 27, 2019
Modern Desk: Gluing Up the Side AssembliesSeptember 3, 2019
Modern Desk: Jig-Free Dowel JointSeptember 10, 2019
Modern Desk: Final Glue-UpSeptember 17, 2019
love these series :) makes my membership worthwhile
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