Summary of Veneering Steps for Furniture Making
Dave and students start out by laying out a MDF or plywood base so that it looks like this:
Pieces of thin, sequentially sliced wood veneer are symmetrically added to the base as panels, in a configuration called a “Four way match”. They are arranged at the same angle to give either a diamond shape, or an exploding star pattern, as used in this example:
Above you can see a contrasting veneer “fillet” (light colored in this case) surrounding the veneer panels. And “crossbanding” is added outside of the fillets, in a contrasting hue to the light fillets.
Then the elements of the oval fan are made, slightly toasted in hot sand, and taped, then glued together. The shape of the oval is transferred onto the panel, and Dave uses a router to inlay the fan:
And at the end (after gluing and vacuum pressing), the veneering panel should look like this:
After watching this video (and especially after taking the class) students will be able to start embellishing their furniture with lovely matching wood veneering and an oval veneer shell, like this piece:
Here are some other wood veneering projects that can be accomplished using the skills learned in this video: