Basics of Veneering

Basics of Veneering

Learning to Veneer

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Veneering can be use to make an inexpensive look of high quality, of make a piece of fine furniture pop. Veneering can be a specialty onto itself, and lead to other areas of woodworking.Veneering

Using wood as a veneer has been done for thousands of years, and with good reason. It is the best way to get the most coverage from a single piece of lumber. Many designs, possible with veneer would simply self destruct if attempted with solid wood. It is certainly not an indication of inferior quality.

Getting Started With Wood Veneers

Some of the finest furniture in the world would not have been possible without the use of veneers. The opportunities to create many patterns and matches just wouldn't be possible using solid lumber. If someone tried, the result would self destruct.

Veneering, A Primer Course

When you start to investigate the available veneers on the market, it becomes very difficult for me to understand any resistance to it, that some people have. Maybe it's fear of the unknown.

A Veneering Primer

Maybe you've heard, read, or thought that veneering is a difficult process. This is far from true and its doesn't take much to learn the basics. The methods are simple, the tools and supplies are readily available, and the learning curve is short and straight-forward.

Introduction to Veneering

What do you think of when you hear the word "veneer?" If the term calls to mind furniture masterpieces with complicated marquetry designs or criss-crossing patterns of inlay, then you may think of wood veneering as an exalted technique reserved for only the most skilled woodworkers.


Veneering, one of mankind's most ancient crafts, is quite simply the covering of more common woods with a thin laminate or layer of fine, decorative wood.