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Old 18th January 2006, 03:24 PM   #1
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Question Quick woodworking cabinet question..

I have a set of MDF speakers I built a while back. Currently they are still sitting in their raw MDF state and I would like to cover them with veneer. The problem I have is that I rounded all the edges of the cabinet with a 1/2" round over bit. Any suggestions on getting the veneer on or "un" rounding the edges?

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Old 18th January 2006, 03:55 PM   #2
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Hi,

One suggestion: Rout a channel along the edges, and insert a strip of wood like edge binding.
Or do this after the veneering job, and make some nice edge bindings with mitred ends.

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Old 18th January 2006, 04:23 PM   #3
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It's not easy... but you can put the veneer around the round edges.

What type of veneer do you plan on using? Does it have a paper back?

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Old 18th January 2006, 05:40 PM   #4
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I have been fairly successfull in using the paper backed veneer on "slightly" rounded edges. One thing that you may want to think about is steaming the edge if the veneer with a steam iron. This will make it more pliable. But on the other side of that concept, I have never tried steam bending veneer that has been paper backed - not sure if the backing will come off (and you don't want it to).

Also you must take into consideration trimming - will there be enough space to do the trimming and finish work on the newly applied veneer?

If all these come together, it's a worthwhile project, but if not, the routing of a groove and adding a peice of trim would work to.

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Old 18th January 2006, 05:59 PM   #5
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If you use paper-backed veneer, a 1/2" roundover is no big deal. You should be able to bend it easily.

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Old 18th January 2006, 06:05 PM   #6
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use walnut finish it bends easier
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Old 18th January 2006, 06:12 PM   #7
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I was planning on using paper-backed veneer and have been successful with rounded corners, but normally I only round over the vertical edges not the horizontal ones as well. How would you handle the corners? I will try and attach a generic picture of how the box looks.

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Old 18th January 2006, 06:15 PM   #8
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How many sides do you want the veneer on??
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