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John Smith

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#1 posted 02-12-2019 01:10 PM

veneer is very thin with a paper backing – if you can mold
a piece of paper around a mayonnaise jar, you can do this project.

I do not have a design program. but maybe another member can
help you out with a simple drawing for building the curved part of the headboard.
if you do not have any experience with wood veneer, or laminating in general, it would
be best if you do some research into just how veneer is made and how it is applied.
everyone has their own source to purchase veneer as well as their own techniques
for applying and finishing veneer projects. there are tons of videos (good and bad)
on YouTube on how to apply veneer to flat surfaces. Look for some “round” projects.
here is just one Veneer Source
what I would do: is find a nice pressed wood molding applique for the ends of the frame
and make the wood frame that size. that would help tie your craftsmanship together
for a really nice project instead of just plain side ends or trying to find something to fit
after it is made.

this is not a difficult project. but ~ if you have limited space to work in, with limited tools,
you may find it very frustrating. A laminate project of this size is not a one man job.
it will involve at least some prior laminating experience (Formica, etc) and a few speciality tools.
the veneer is the very last thing to go onto the bed. so I strongly suggest you build your bed first.
then come back here for assistance on veneer application and finishing.
best of luck in your project.

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-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --


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