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How I Crafted an Alder Honu Bench

By Jared Patchin Posted: 05/07/2013 10:37AM

A client wanted to custom wood bench for his master bedroom with a hawaiian hieroglyphic of the sea turtle. Here's how we put it together in alder.


Lamin-Art's Embossed Metal Laminates Add Drama

Posted: 04/05/2013 5:17PM

Lamin-Art is launching a new, exclusive collection of handcrafted, embossed metallic laminates called Metal-Art, featuring large-scale, three dimensional designs with an artisan touch.


How Climate Affects Veneer

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 04/04/2013 9:26PM

Changes in climate from humidity to temperature can affect veneer. The best thing that you could do is to allow sheets of veneer to acclimate thoroughly before they are glued to the substrate.


Eight Tips To Apply Wood Veneer with Contact Cement

By Peter Rodgers Posted: 04/02/2013 4:31PM

Eight tips for applying wood veneer with contact cement




Veneer Matching

By Peter Rodgers Posted: 03/29/2013 10:52AM

The term “veneer matching” refers to matching and manipulating the flitches (small slices of raw veneer) within a single sheet of veneer to create a desired visual effect.


What is Wood Veneer?

By Peter Rodgers Posted: 03/29/2013 10:38AM

Furniture and fixture makers, as well as musical instrument, automotive, yacht, and recreational vehicle manufacturers use wood veneer because it is significantly more economical than solid wood of the same species.


3D Laminating: The Next Level

By Bill Formella Posted: 03/27/2013 8:56AM

This week I will be meeting with other industry professionals as part of the 3DL Task Force of the Composite Panel Association, to look at the issues of standards and education for 3D laminating.


What Causes Veneer Checking?

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/08/2013 3:32PM

Veneer checking is a common occurrence in woodworking. Anyone who has to apply veneer or use veneered panels certainly understands what an unpleasant event this can be.


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