Edge Banding Architectural Veneer In A Small Shop
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A wall of sequence-matched, custom-veneered panels with integral TV screen in the home of an architect client.Recently, a woodworker who's about to start building a set of cabinets for her own kitchen asked me how I apply heat-sensitive edge banding to doors and drawer faces when working with architectural veneers.
She'd done some similar work before but had problems with tear-out during trimming.Here's my technique, a hybrid between the system used at the first shop where I encountered this type of veneer work and some modifications based on my experience over the 30 years since that time, all of it adapted to work with the realities of my small shop.
Commercial shops that specialize in architectural veneer work have specialized equipment for applying and trimming edge banding.Such equipment runs the gamut from the simple to the higher-end.The shop where I worked three decades ago had a piece of equipment at the simple end of the spectrum: a table fitted with a spool of veneer tape and a heated roller to melt the glue.
The user slid the workpiece across the table, pressing it against the heated roller to adhere the edge-banding.Depending on the dimensions of a workpiece -...