How to Glue Veneer Furniture

Veneer TV stand cabinet
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Knowing how to glue veneer furniture is a great way to save old furniture. It’s also important for any piece of furniture you are creating with veneer. Veneer is prone to damage from exposed weather, heat, and cold. Using the right kind of glue can help ease the strain.

Step 1 - Choose an Adhesive

peeled up layer of veneer

There are several different kinds of veneer adhesive on the market. You can choose from iron-on veneer glue, cold press glue, epoxy, and hide glue. The type of glue you use will depend entirely on the project you are working on and your level of experience. Check the packaging to see what the adhesive is recommended for.

Step 2 - Allow Dry Time

Gluing veneers will have different drying times depending on the product and the project. A cold press glue can set in an hour, as other types may take four to six. You want to consider the drying time when you are choosing the right glue for your project. In most cases you will have to clamp the veneer down, and leaving the veneer in the clamp for too long can cause damage to the furniture.

Gluing veneer isn’t the easiest job in the world. You will want to practice with some scrap before you move on to the real project. With some research and practice, you should have no problem learning how to do this.