Advanced Veneering
and Alternative Techniques
by Scott Grove

225 x 290mm

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA


ISBN 978-0-7643-3846-5

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Extract from back cover of book:

Since ancient Egyptian times, woodworkers have used wood veneer to create amazing, beautiful and long-lasting objects. Veneering in wood offers a craftsperson a wide range of artistic and creative freedom; the varied figures, colored grains and visual shimmering textures of veneers and especially burls offer an aesthetic not found in any other natural material.

In this book, Scott Grove, award-winning artist and self-taught woodworker, takes you on a journey of working with veneer and shares his hands-on experience with milling; flattening; various cutting and seaming methods; traditional and non-traditional layout patterns; glues; pressing; and an extensive segment on repairs. A special section dedicated to Crove's pioneered wavy contour seam and spiral match is also included.

Traditional and alternative techniques are reviewed with comparison examples. Step-by-step instructions are beautifully illustrated with photographs and renderings along with easy-to-understand explanations. Thirty years of experience; tips, tricks and what to look for are sprinkled throughout this must-have-in-your-collection woodworking book.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial


Foreword by Marc Adams

1 - Veneer Milling

2 - Purchasing and Inspecting

3 - Flattening & Conditioning Veneer

4 - Repairs

5 - Layout Examples

6 - Layout Techniques

7 - Straight Seaming

8 - Taping

9 - Wavy Contour Seam

10 - Pressing

11 - Spiral Match

Appendix A - Wood Facts
Appendix B - Figure Glossary
Appendix C - Glossary

Appendix D - Resources