I am looking for a good method of attaching veneer to a small cabinet I
have made. The cabinet is 14"x6"x16"deep. I rounded the corners with a
1/4" radius roundover bit, then attempted to wrap the veneer around the
I started by carefully gluing the 'top' of the case. Then I wet the
veneer and heated it with an old iron while bending it. Once bent I
glued it with some polyurethane glue I'm experimenting with (don't
really like it)
This method would have worked very well, but the veneer was a bit too
stiff and parts of the grain started to 'pop'. If the radius had been
1/2" I think it would have worked.
I've got the veneer on, but it is marginal quality.
Any good methods for bending veneer around a 1/4" radius corner
successfully? What glue is best? Should I try dry heat? Water?
Or is it not possible to put the grain in this direction?
The wood I used was Australian Lacewood. It was very high quality (from
A&M Wood Specialties) and thicker than I am used to from buying oak and
pine from Home Depot.