That is a distinct possibility. Given the thinness of the face veneer you
would have to cut the edging flush to it...if your cut dips much, the paper
on the face veneer would show. Also, cutting the edging flush is going to
give you pretty sharp edges...the edging is thin enough that you can't round
There are two ways you could avoid the potential problem(s)...
1. Don't use paper backed veneer
2. Use solid wood for the edging, cut thick enough so it can easily be flush
to the face but rounded a bit to relieve the edge.
Personally, I'd do both.
I'd just use ply that already has the face veneer I wanted.
Your press will take full sheets?
If so, I think it is pretty much six of one and a half dozen of the other
assuming you can cut up the veneered sheet without chipping the veneer.
If not - or if you choose to veneer cut pieces - you were concerned about
the vacuum breaking the overhanging veneer. I've never used a vacuum press
but is their any you couldn't support the overhang with pieces of the
Again, it would be just worlds easier to use ply with the veneer you want
already on it.
The "how to" always says to do so. I've done it both ways, NP with eiher.
A one side veneered panel has to be stout and firmly afixed wherever it is
Thanks a lot for the advice. Yes, I have found a couple of places in
Orlando to purchase from. I think my main problem has been figuring out
exactly what I want and getting prices on that. Most places seem to want
you to go through the setup an account process before quoting prices.
Anyway, I am making progress, and thank you for your direction.
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