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  • Veneer question

    When I get to putting on the veneer, do I start by putting it on the top of the cab first? Or the sides.
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    Re: Veneer question

    I normally do the sides first.
    This way the top piece will protect the edges of the sides where they meet.
    Appearance is also a consideration.
    It appears to most observers as more "natural" to have a top overlap the sides. It is a finished look, much like any top piece on furniture and cabinetry. Look around at various pieces around your home and notice how the top overlaps or sits on top of the sides.
    If you have a piece that the sides extend all the way up you might notice it looks somewhat odd or out of place.
    Or not...;)
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    • #3
      Re: Veneer question

      Bottom, back, sides, top, assuming a painted baffle.

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      • #4
        Re: Veneer question

        When doing the sides, do you apply from top to bottom or vice versa, or do the length ?
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        • #5
          Re: Veneer question

          Not sure I follow.
          Are you using contact adhesive?
          If so then one end to the other or side to side depending on length to width ratio.
          Usual practice is start at the end of the longer dimension. Either end. You should leave yourself a half inch or so oversize and then trim flush.

          Originally posted by Steven72555 View Post
          When doing the sides, do you apply from top to bottom or vice versa, or do the length ?
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          • #6
            Re: Veneer question

            Originally posted by bobbarkto View Post
            Not sure I follow.
            Are you using contact adhesive?
            If so then one end to the other or side to side depending on length to width ratio.
            Usual practice is start at the end of the longer dimension. Either end. You should leave yourself a half inch or so oversize and then trim flush.
            I'll be using PSA veneer.
            my cab is 34" tall x 8" deep.
            Basically, would I go front to back (laying the long side down first), or top to bottom.
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            • #7
              Re: Veneer question

              It really does not matter.
              Whatever is easier for you to maintain position while you lower the veneer.
              I find going the long way is easier because it gives a little more control. You have to start at an end/edge and keep the rest off the surface as you slowly lower it.
              The extra leverage of going the long way seems to help.

              Some dowels or sticks will keep the veneer off the surface as you work your way along. Press a little remove a stick, press a little more, remove a stick, etc until done.
              If you try and plop it on at one go it probably will end badly, don't ask how I know this...

              Originally posted by Steven72555 View Post
              I'll be using PSA veneer.
              my cab is 34" tall x 8" deep.
              Basically, would I go front to back (laying the long side down first), or top to bottom.
              ~99%
              Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
              Make me a poster of an old rodeo
              Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
              To believe in this livin' is just a hard way to go

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