In this engaging and practical guide, veneer instructor Der-Garabedian uses a project-based approach to teach straightforward techniques for working with veneer, inviting woodworkers to rediscover and explore this often misunderstood craft.

He begins by explaining the basics of cutting, matching, buying and storing veneer, as well as choosing substrates and adhesives. A chapter on tools includes helpful tips for making a veneer tape dispenser, a jointing jig and a three-way edge caul.

Six skill-building projects, covering methods for iron-on and hammer veneering, applying solid wood edging, mechanical and vacuum pressing and making curved veneer, range from a simple magnetic message board to a more complex curved wall panel. Other projects include a floating-top side table, a veneer press, a tea box and tray, and a platform box. All are complete with tools and materials lists, plans, cut lists and step-by-step instructions supplemented with color photos.

Filled with expert tips, this down-to-earth guide is sure to inspire anyone interested in broadening their woodworking skills through the rewarding craft of veneering.

Softcover, 8" × 10", 192 pages, 2021.

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