I'm thinking about making a table top with a veneer surface and then framing the edge with eight segments of solid wood. For discussion's sake, the idea is to have a circular table with a plywood veneered center that is 38" in diameter, and then frame that with a 4" wide ring of inch-thick solid wood. The total diameter of the top would then be 46 inches.
It's not clear what the process is to align the top surface of the veneered center to the top surface of the solid wood frame. I would have a very thin veneer butted against a thick frame. What concerns me is how do you account for any misalignment of the top surfaces so that the finished table top is one smooth plane? I would be afraid to handle that with sanding, due to the thinness of the veneer.
Is there an good explanation somewhere of how this process is done? Or could someone explain it here?