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Posted on Necessary to veneer both sides of a 1-1/2” thick laminated plywood substrate?

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#1 posted 10-16-2018 04:14 AM

Isaac, it just seems to me that you may be making it more complicated than it needs to be. As long as your trestle has good support underneath, 3/4” should be thick enough. If you can cut the veneer so that it has straight and parallel sides, I think it will be easier to attach the veneer directly to a single 3/4” .sheet. I am not sure how difficult it is going to be to attach the veneered plywood strips to the full sheet without creating gaps, which could look bad. Any gaps you get are going to allow spills to seep into them and cause other problems. I just don’t think that is a good idea.

BTW, I highly recommend you look into hammer veneering using hot hide glue. It will be the most forgiving method for applying the strips of veneer. As long as your veneer has square and parallel sides, you can easily get perfect joints with this method. It is also reversible which may be important if you have a limited amount of veneer to use. Checkout shipwright’s blogs for more information.

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