Just wanted to know whether you can apply veneer over solid hardwood,
such as maple veneer over butternut. If so what type of adhesive would
be the best. I will be using a shellac sealer and lacquer finish
Thanks in advance
It is recommended practice to veneer both sides, to deal with the problem Leon
touches on. As for glue, how traditional do you want to get? Hide glue <g> but
pva will work fine. Don't get the veneer too wet or it will buckle. Need to
work out a way of applying pressure over the whole work area.
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: Just wanted to know whether you can apply veneer over solid hardwood,
: such as maple veneer over butternut. If so what type of adhesive would
: be the best. I will be using a shellac sealer and lacquer finish
You can -- this is how all veneered work was done prior to
the development of manmade sheetgoods
in the early 20th century, but... why would you want to?
MDF and plywood are cheaper, more stable, and flatter, than
butternut or any other solid wood.
As for glue, use anything other than the contact cement
recommnded elsewhere in this thread. The traditional one is hide glue.
Yellow glue works okay, and resorcinol glue is better.
-- Andy Barss
As an aside, why not use contact cement? Admittedly, I've only used it
once, but it worked pretty well for me the one time. Is it a personal
preference, or does contact cement not perform as well under certain
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