A veneer refers to a thin slice of wood, usually thinner than 3 mm (1/8 inch), that is glued onto a substrate.
Are you ready to learn how to work with wood veneer? If you are ready to advance your woodworking to the next level, using wood veneers like these ones pictured above is a good step.
Using veneers will enable you to achieve incredible looking projects that you would not have been able to build using only domestic woods.
This site will go beyond the simple iron on wood veneer that you might have seen typical for edgebanding.
It looks intimidating at first, but it is no different than any other woodworking task. If you know the properties of the wood you are working with and use the proper tools, then by taking it one step at a time, you will be able to work with wood veneers.
All of woodworking takes patience and attention to detail. Veneering is no different.
There are a few types of wood veneers available and each serves a purpose.
It does take a few specialized tools to get started, but for the most part they are hand tools and are relatively inexpensive.
The goal of this site is to help you get started by setting you up with the equipment that you will need, by showing you basic techniques, explaining which woodworking glues work best for different veneer applications, etc.
Throughout the site you will see different types of veneering, from simple veneered panels, to geometric designs such as chess boards, to elaborate designs found on marquetry.
And although some designs look very complicated, once you know the proper cutting techniques, you will see how simple it is to add that extra veneer flare to your next project.
So feel free to navigate through the site. If you have any questions about applying wood veneers, I would be glad to help. Drop me a line at -info @ veneering . com-
Veneers Pictured Above:
Birdseye Maple - Lacewood - Makore - Sapele Pomele