Thursday, September 23, 2010
Rebates for the back panel made on the router table need to be squared off.
Trimming was done to the length and prepped for the applied edges to go on.
I think it is a nice visual detail adding another "layer" to the piece. The small amount of end grain showing with choice of the grain graphics give a little lift/spring/counter balance to the larger grain line. I also like the way that it shows it is honestly a veneered piece. No hiding it.
Through the gratuitous use of veneer in mediocre ways veneer has gained a bad rap. Well it doesn't have to be so. This piece simply could not be built the way I'm building it using solid wood.
Making a fine veneered piece is quite different from the cheap stuff we see day in and out. In fact, depending on pieces, a veneered piece can be made to look more "refined" than a solid piece that may have more casual feeling to it.
Four coats shellac, one coat wax.