Thursday, October 15, 2009

Veneer Day

I finished up this curly eucalyptus veneer closet door today. This was fun, a long joint in challenging veneer. I applied it directly to the old door, which was a 1/2" shorter than the vacuum bag.

The veneer was ornery, curly and heavily wrinkled. I spritzed the two pieces with a glycerine/water mixture and pressed it between two heavy sheets of MDF. The next day it was dry and flat enough to joint. I clamped it between two straight pieces of plywood and jointed them straight with a hand plane. I then drew the joint together by hand and used green masking tape to hold it while it went through the vacuum bag.

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