3-ply Veneer

Three-ply, decoratively veneered, serpentine, cabinet faces.

This piece was a collaboration between two shops, where the veneer work was done in my shop in Santa Barbara, CA, and the casework was done by Steve Balter in Seattle, WA. The curved front face of the cabinet has a serpentine footprint, and the finished three-ply skins that make a stable yet flexible 1.8mm ( 1/16″ ) decorative plywood, then vacuum-pressed onto the drawer faces once the carcass was complete. This is why 120-ton hot-presses, vacuum pressing, and large Festool belt sanders rule.

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