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Re: Waterfall Dresser #2

Posted By: James Schooley (0-1pool246-10.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 4/5/4 00:33

In Response To: Re: Waterfall Dresser #2 (Holli Gribbons)

Yes you will have to buy it in sheets of 2'x4' or larger, unless you want the sepetate pieces of thin unedged and glued paperbacked real McCoy like we all used before things got simple. Bob Morgan has a mail order company and is on line as well. They sell veneer in many forms, some comes prepasted and you put it on with an iron this sounds simple but it isn't as strong as contact cement i feel. It is a bit tricky so give it some consideration. The best way is to get the closest size you can and cut it to size with a stright edge and a veneer saw. In a pinch a little dampening with a rag and good sharp scissors will work, but it's risky that way. The glue is the next issue, contact cement was the common method. Now we use a vacuum bag and urea formaldahide glue for superior results. Contact cement isn't the best glue for this and must be done perfectly or disaster will result, since you can't reposition. Test the glue on some of the scraps and include the stain and finish you wish to use in your test so you will know if it all works together. A mistake with the stain and the glue can give way, let the contact veneered top dry for three days befor staining and finishing. And be shure to practice with the glue, it will take careful brushing and at least two coats on each surface. Hope this helps, James.

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