Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Basic Veneering with Marc Adams

Dates: 10/17 - 10/18

Cost: $275
Materials: $35
Deposit: $125

The ability to work with veneer is a skill well worth developing; it opens up a whole new world of design freedom. Walnut burl, mahogany crotch, Macassar ebony, and quilted maple are just a few of the countless woods available to the woodworker who can incorporate veneer into his or her work. This course will begin with the history of veneer and then move on to demonstrations of how to handle veneer and cut, tape, press, and sand the panel. From there, Marc will cover slip, book, four-way, and radial matching of veneer. After everyone has created some veneered panels, Marc will cover border work, inlay techniques and edge details.

On the second day, students will be introduced to parquetry techniques and allowed to incorporate geometric shapes into their work. By the end of the weekend, each student will have pressed up many examples to take home and turn into a special piece of furniture or wall hanging. Veneer work is simple, creative and fun. If you've ever wanted to learn the craft of veneering, this would be the best place to start.

Key Points:

  • Veneering terminology
  • Handling, cutting and taping veneer
  • Parquetry techniques
  • Gluing and pressing veneer
  • Flattening wrinkly veneers
  • Sanding techniques

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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Public Registration begins December 1, 2014. Please check back then to register online.

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