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and Enriching Your Woodworking!
Expanding and enriching your woodworking! Veneering, one of
mankind's most ancient crafts, is quite simply the covering
of more common woods with a thin laminate or layer of fine,
decorative wood. Veneer itself is a thin sheet of wood, generally
shaved to a standard thickness of between 1/28th
to 1/60th of an inch (roughly the thickness of six sheets
In Your Workshop
Consider the advantages of veneering. Fine faced veneers cost
a fraction of similar quality lumber, and are more uniform
in color and grain. Veneers are perfectly smooth and easy
to finish. Properly applied, veneers don't shrink, crack,
or expand. Veneers are available in a far wider variety of
beautiful and distinctively grained hardwoods than lumber.
Veneered projects often look more expensive and professional.
to Basic Rules of Veneering