I’ve done a bit of searching and, although finding some projects that involved bending veneer, there wasn’t a lot of guidance. Despite many years of classic woodworking, veneer is one of the areas I never got into and so I could use a bit of advice.
I’ve got a project where I’d like to basically wrap the outside of a box with some veneer. Since I’ve got a sheet of proofgrade maple veneer from my sample box, I figured I’d start with it. I’ve got a box with rounded corners (I went with 1/2" rounds since it seemed like the internet thought that was relatively easily managed) and I’ve cut the veneer to the right size to go around the box.
So now what?
I’m assuming that either a bit of water on the surface of the veneer or some steam will help make it more pliable. And that since it is adhesive backed, just applying with pressure is all that is needed (no heat/iron/etc.). But if anyone has done this and has advice, I’m all ears - otherwise I’ll just make a couple of tries at it and report back…