Cherry Display Pedestal – Part II
Veneering - Preparation
This episode covers the initial veneering considerations for the panels. The panel substrate is 1/4 MDF hardboard. MDF is and excellent veneering substrate because it is dimensionally stable and very flat. The outer veneer is flat sawn 2-ply cherry and the inner veneer is flat sawn 2-ply maple. The 2-ply veneer, ordered from Veneering Supplies at Joe Woodworker, comes in 4x8 sheets. I took care to carefully select and center the best grain pattern on the panels. In this case the cathedral patterns were the “design elements offered up” by the cherry veneer sheet. Now, I think I’ve heard that statement somewhere before! After seeing how these panels turned out I am glad I paid attention to optimizing this design element.
Breather mesh is a plastic mesh fabric that allows air to flow away from the project being pressed and towards the vacuum bag port. The mesh is used in place of a top platen allowing even distribution of vacuum pressure throughout the vacuum bag.
I had some technical problems with my microphone, so please accept in advance my apologies for the poor audio quality!