Veneer over solid wood

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Forum topic by IowaBeauty posted 03-14-2017 12:36 AM 497 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2017 12:36 AM

I’m thinking that the jokers on Fine Woodworking’s podcast would call this a “smooth move.”

I just glued up some panels with walnut veneer over solid red oak cores. The core is roughly 1/5” thick, with 1/42” veneer on both sides. The pieces are roughly 15” X 26” with the long grain of the veneer running in the long dimension, and the core running perpendicular to that. The cores meter about 7% moisture, this being midwinter.

Not sure what I was thinking – trying to make something with wood from the place for a relative, and simply didn’t let what I know about wood movement compute, and so just barreled ahead.

So, what’s going to happen when summer comes? Is this doomed to fail? Start over with mdf cores?

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