Veneer Application Guide

Wood veneer is a natural product which requires care when using.  The following variables contribute to the success of any veneer project:  Adhesives, substrates, conditioning the veneer and substrate, fabrication techniques, balancing, installation, and environmental conditions.  Always follow manufacturer’s recommendations as similar products directions may vary.

Please inspect your veneer product thoroughly before application.  If there are no questions pertaining to grade or quality issues, please notify the supplier.  Once the material is applied to the substrate, the material becomes the fabricator’s responsibility and is deemed to be acceptable.

Click here to see application guidelines for FormWood Paper-Backed, NBL and Duraback Sheet Veneer products.

Click here to see application guidelines for FormWood PSA veneer products.

How do you apply wood veneer?

Wood veneer sheets can be applied using a press or with contact cement and a veneer scraper. Both hot and cold presses can be used to laminate veneer to a substrate. Vacuum presses are also commonly used to apply wood veneer. Making sure both surfaces are clean and evenly coated with glue, as well as following all instructions from the glue manufacturer are important steps to achieving successful lamination. Wood veneer sheets can also be provided with Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) backer to make application a breeze. Our team of experts is here to help you pick the right product for your project.