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Christopher Frank

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12-30-2008 11:55 PM

Are there any general rules of thmb reguarding veneering over solid wood? for example: Is it safe to do? Do I need to Veneer both sides if the core is 3/4” thick? any advice or suggestions would be very appreciated.

Thanks -Chris

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#1 posted 12-31-2008 03:52 AM

Try to avoid it. Solid wood moves, the best thing to do is to use a stable substrate if possible, ie. plywood or mdf. General rule when veneering is to always veneer both sides, this is to equalize pressure and prevent cupping or warping.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#2 posted 12-31-2008 08:28 PM

Thanks for the advice, I did however do a little more research and found an article in Fine Woodworking regarding the subject. It had stated that contrary to popular belief you can veneer over a solid substrate so long as the grain travels in the same direction. I don’t think that I have much alternative in this case. We’ll see what happens.

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#3 posted 12-31-2008 08:34 PM

i do it alot, and you are correct ,grain in the same direction, and above all and foremost , veneer both side’s,at the same time..otherwise it will cup on the veneered side and you will play the devil getting it corrected…

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