DescriptionWritten by a renowned furniture maker, this meticulous, comprehensive guide to veneering offers helpful advice for both beginners and seasoned experts. Through photos and text, Thibodeau explains the industrial processes used to produce natural wood veneer and then explores all aspects of applying veneer, from tools and equipment to step-by-step methods for cutting, taping, gluing, pressing and sanding.
The author demonstrates techniques for creating four-way and book matches for panels, and the more complex radial matches often used in designs for tabletops. He also discusses marquetry and parquetry for creating detailed images in veneer, as well as methods for veneering curves, creating bent laminated parts, applying edging and corner inlay, and more. A dozen photo gallery pages display stunning historical examples of veneered furnishings as well as contemporary pieces by the author and other notable makers. Richly illustrated throughout, the book also includes photos and descriptions of 37 wood species used for veneer, a glossary and a list of other resources.
Softcover, 8” × 11”, 240 pages. 2018.