| First, select
the best-looking area from a sheet of veneer, cut a mask the same size as the
panel you want to cover from a piece of cardboard (see the photo above right).
Then trim the veneer to rough size.
Now to glue the
veneer to the panel, I like to use contact cement. This way, once the pieces touch,
they won't slip, as they might with a liquid glue. Of course, that means the pieces
must be in the right positions before they're pressed together.
One way to do this is to
put a piece of waxed paper between the panel and the veneer (Fig. 1). This allows
you to position the veneer over the panel before pulling the waxed paper out slowly.
Once the pieces have made contact, firm pressure from a roller ensures a tight
edges of the veneer can be trimmed cleanly by turning the panel upside down and
running a razor knife along the edges of the panel, as you can see in Fig. 2.
Have a nice weekend,
Online Editor, Woodsmith