<img class="lazy" height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg'%20viewBox='0%200%201%201'%3E%3C/svg%3E" data-src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=376816859356052&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
 In Projects, Shop Blog, Techniques

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations.

Sycamore Pantry

The best way to match solid wood and veneer
is to make the veneer yourself.

By John English

Sometimes you just fall in love with a special kind of wood. For
me, that wood is quartersawn sycamore, but I’ve never had a
chance to build something big that would really show it off.
When my wife and I needed a new pantry for our kitchen, we found
that commercial units were way too expensive, not very well crafted
and used boring wood. I volunteered to make it myself. Out of sycamore,
of course.

For ease of construction, I designed a pantry composed of four
separate units. They’re standard plywood boxes with face frames and
overlay doors. The problem was, I didn’t want to spend big bucks on
custom-made quartersawn sycamore plywood. I considered buying
some sycamore veneer and gluing it to a substrate myself, but then, I
thought, it might not match the solid wood in the face frames.

My solution was to make my own thick veneer and design the
boxes so I could mill all the parts on my 6-in.


By registering, I acknowledge and agree to Active Interest Media's (AIM) Terms of Service and to AIM's use of my contact information to communicate with me about AIM, its brands or its third-party partners' products, services, events and research opportunities. AIM's use of the information I provide will be consistent with the AIM Privacy Policy.

Start typing and press Enter to search