Using Veneer in Fine Furniture with Steve Kain
Demystify and embrace the use of veneers in this new four-night class with noted local custom furniture maker Steve Kain. A combination of demonstration and hands on work will help you to open up a whole new world in your furniture making. The use of veneers allows you to create patterns and other effects that would be impossible or impractical in solid wood. Frequently the cost of some solid woods is so high that using veneer becomes the only affordable alternative.
Different types of veneers, glues, substrates and clamping methods will be explored in this hands-on class. Students will each design and make a table top utilizing techniques learned in the class which include matching and manipulating grain patterns, “shooting” seams and using various methods, including using a vacuum press, to adhere the veneers. The tabletop you make can then be used later on for an actual table. Tuition: $195.00 plus materials