Re: Sunburst head board question

Jesse Cloud
I would go with veneer. That thin, there is no significant movement.

Its not that hard, but with something a large as a headboard, you might want to break it down into two or three panels. Its hard to apply that much glue and fit the assembly (basically wedges held together with veneer tape) before the glue dries.

I would probably use hide glue, but the discussions on that border on religious wars on this board, so no recommendation. Whatever adhesive you go with, it should be either easily softenable for second attempts or have a very long open time.

The hardest parts to get perfect are the center intersection of all the wedges and the outside edge - so don't even try. Just build it a little extra large and trim off the edges.

Hope you go forward with this. It would be a really interesting project.

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