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Levelling off a surface for veneer

I've been making a pretty basic case from plywood and would like to apply some veneer. Unfortunately, one surface needs levelling out because the plywood was a tiny bit warped. I don't have pictures ...
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Black Walnut logs - comparing value as a unique feature in home vs. cash

About a month ago, I had a black walnut tree felled in my back yard (downtown Lansing, Michigan). The tree had to come down for many reasons: juglone from the roots was poisoning the neighbors' yards ...
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What is the best process to create a laminated panel with MDF core, linoleum & veneer faces, and edge banding?

what is the best process to create MDF with linoleum on one side, veneer on the other and edge banding? The result should look like this. Mine doesn't come close and I am unsure about the best ...
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How to deal with blotchiness on wood veneers

I have two old solid wood dressers covered with two different veneers. One, I think, is "zebra stripe." I stripped a dark stain off of them. Since I wanted a lighter wood color, I experimented with ...
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Cut down a veneered table top

I'm new to this, so thanks for your patience. I have a maple-veneer dining table that is about a foot too long for the space I have but it is otherwise about perfect and a gorgeous maple and design. ...
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Choosing wood for long 11'x2' (double) desk top

Options other than butting together two long plywood panels to make the desktop? Working remotely and need a double desk for my wife and I. We have a great wide window at the end of a room that is ~...
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Sanding Poly coated veneer

I put new oak veneer on a table and applied two coat of polyurethane. It now looks as though I should have sanded down the veneer to a smoother surface. It's not terrible, but it the grain is sticking ...
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Veneering with construction adhesives (PL Premium, etc)

I have one curved staircase riser I need to veneer or otherwise match with hardwood floor. All the other risers are going to be done with thin plywood and clear coated (treads will be assembled from ...
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How to remove CA glue stains on wood?

I’m trying to remove some stains off those red maple veneers that were glued together with CA adhesive. I’ve sanded the veneers as much as I could but their thickness make it hard to go too deep into ...
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Veneering over inlaid metal

I'm making wall-mounted bottle openers with magnets below the opener to catch the bottle caps as they fall after they're removed. The magnets are "rare earth" magnets with a metallic surface. The ...
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How to fix a crack when bending a veneer

I’m trying to Re-veneer a part of my cars console and the piece has a bend of about 80 degrees. I’ve glued the veneer down with contact adhesive, but around the bend it has developed a crack. Is there ...
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how to re-adhere veneer before refinishing

I am going to refinish my late 1940s kitched cabinets, but first I need to repair some of the veneer. In some places the veneer is badly damaged, broken, missing. In these areas I removing sections ...
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Repair / Restore Veneer Covered Table

Context: I own a small couch table with a pattern made of veener on top (picture 1). As far as I can tell, the tabletop consists of at least three layers: Massive wood A layer of thin veneer An ...
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Can I use a foam roller to spread contact cement for veneering

I’m pretty terrible with a paint brush and have been practicing veneering. I just tried a foam 4” roller and it worked well... so far. I wonder if these are one time use or if they would “flake” off?...
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How to glue hardwood to plywood core door?

I'd like to create a modern interior door. No rails/stiles. Just horizontal stacked panels stained. I plan to use maple or birch. I don't want to use a paper-thin hardwood veneer plywood. I've read ...
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How do you tell whether a piece of furniture is veneered?

What are good telltale signs of solid wood vs veneered furniture that you can identify from a picture? For example, the hutch below?
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Oak veneer finishing

I just brought an oak veneer to decorate my apartment. (picture 1) However the colour is too white and I want to make it a little bit yellow as in the next picture. What would be the right wood ...
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Fixing splintered wood on a curved surface

I received this 1926 La Vincdora Singer sewing machine in the mail a few days ago. It was sent to me in pristine condition so I have filed a claim. My question is. Is it possible to fix these areas ...
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Veneer sheet stability and properties

I have a simple lampshade design, on the picture is made out of paper: , it's a basic truncated cone from a single sheet of paper. I want to make the same lampshade from veneer sheet. I do ...
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Mid-century table: Is it worth re-veneering? [closed]

I have this mid-century round dining table. The table top is veneer, and it's damaged with bubbles and scratches. The cost for fixing/re-veneering seems to be between $400 and $800. Is it worth ...
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How can I cut veneer with a hand saw and not chip it?

How can I cut veneered wood with a hand saw without splitting the veneer? I'm ending up with awful frayed and rouged edges after cutting.
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Replacing a portion of a ply in plywood

I think I am basically asking to fix veneer here. Skipping the part of the conversation that this would be a waste of time (which I agree) I would like to know what would be involved in repairing a ...
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Can I cut homemade plywood on a bandsaw?

Hey guys so this might be a stupid question but I am just a beginner, but can I cut wood veneer on a band saw. I glued 5 sheets of wood veneer together to make it thicker and stronger, but it ...
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Removing metal ornaments from veneered surface

I am an uneducated woodworker seeking help. I have a timber veneered table that I want to sand back and paint and get the best possible smooth, shiny surface. There are cast metal ornaments on the ...
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How do I remove pencil and lumber crayon marks non-abrasively?

I'm building a small project out of 1/4" Baltic birch plywood. I marked up the boards with lumber crayons and then wrote cut marks and part identifications with a pencil. I did most of my sanding ...
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How to strip veneer

What is the best way to strip veneer off an old table? I've been advised to use a piece of glass and scrape it off, and I also tried leaving a wet towel on it for a while then trying to rub it off (...
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Can veneer be patched or do you have to peel it off and start over?

When trying to refinish a piece of furniture, a lot of older pieces had/have veneer and more often than not (in my experience) the veneer is damaged and chipping around the edges. Is there a good way ...
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How do I prevent chipping when cutting a veneered counter top with a circular saw?

I bought a fake butcher block counter from Ikea which is really a veneer over particle board. No matter how I cut it, I can't seem avoid slight chips in the veneer. I'm using a 7 1/4" circular saw ...