Veneering the Curve

The ‘flat-board-first’ method enables you to veneer a curved part with any pattern you want. Boldness with balance—that’s how I see the front apron of a classic Federal card table. I love the way [...]

A Must-have Woodworking Glue

Without a doubt, yellow woodworking glue has adhered its place in the Woodworker’s Hall of Fame. But for complex joinery, veneer work and bent laminations, there is a better choice. Urea resin [...]

Mid-century Coffee Table

Top this sleek design with patterned veneer – it’s much easier than it looks. All over the country, mid-century designs, with their sleek surfaces and clean lines, are turning up in high-style [...]

Inlay for Curves

A trip to the hardware store yields clamps that put the bend in inlay. Inlaid bandings are a time-honored technique to embellish furniture, as are curves. Combining the two is surely a way to [...]

Hammer Veneering

  Discover how and why this age-old hide glue technique works – and works best. One of the great hurdles for many woodworkers new to traditional craftsmanship is applying veneers to a wooden [...]

Bow-front Entry Table

Learning to work with veneers and curves enables you to design and build almost anything. This bow-front entry table serves as a good introduction to both – without costing a small fortune or [...]

Make a Book-Matched Veneer Door Panel

Peeling surfaces on inexpensive furniture give veneering a bad name. It’s actually a sophisticated technique with a rich history dating all the way back to the Egyptian pharaohs. So it may be [...]

This is just too good not to share it.

Danzer is a large veneer manufacturer located in the US and Europe. One of their veneer factories is located in the Czech Republic. Someone realized that the sounds made by the slicing and [...]

Sanding Through Veneer

You may be aware that I’m not a big advocate of random orbit sanders. I prefer to sand by hand most of the time. I think it’s faster, and it’s for sure safer, especially on veneer. If you’re [...]

The Advanced Art of Veneering

Working with veneer when there are multiple pieces being glued at once-or an oddly-shaped piece that’s hard to clamp always gave me pause. I was aware of vacuum bags, but thought of them as [...]

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