View Full Version : Applying veneer
11-15-2000, 04:03 PM
I'm going to do some furniture building that requires the use of cherry veneer panels. I have no experience with veneer although I do lots of wood working. My thought was to use contact cement to attach the cherry veneer to MDF. Does this sound like the way to make a veneered panel?
11-28-2000, 04:10 PM
We tried the self stick veneer and were not impressed so you might want to go with the kind you apply the contact cement.
11-29-2000, 06:18 PM
I don't know about Contact cement. It should work, but that stuff is hard to work with. The traditional glue for this kind of thing is hide glue and I have read about using Yellow wood glue with success. I read an artical in Fine woodworking from the Sept 94 issue that used dried yellow glue and an home iron to attach Veneer. This is an easy technique that you might want to check out.
11-30-2000, 06:17 PM
I found out that there is a special veneer glue sold in good wooworking stores. I personnaly never tried it but I heard that it was an excellent product. Personnaly I prefer using the traditional hide glue. It is extremely easy to work with and very forgiving. The cost of setting up for using this type of glue is minimal althoug you might find that the cost of the glue itself is a little high. But it is well worth it.
Yes, that is exactly the way I do it. That way, you do not need to use specially prepared/backed veneers, raw is good. It is much cheaper that way. I have never had a problem with the contact cement, as long as I apply two coats to each surface and allow it to dry only to until it is not wet to the touch.