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10mil paper backed over mdf or plywood? FSV GLUE?8/22
I submitted a similar question in cabinetmaking but figured i would ask it here to see who else comes up with good answers. The job is to apply 10mil paperbacked anigre veneer , i have decided to use Flexible Sheet Veneer glue made by 'custom bond' ,, some pink stuff i just learnt about thats supposed to have the ease of contact cement and the bond of white/yellow glue. Any input on this glue??? My first instinct was to use domestic 3/4" shop maple ply as a substrate because it always looks kinda straight and flat and my client wont think im a cheapskate by using MDF. Do you think this ply is stable enough as a substrate? I know MDF is flatter and more stable but not sure what my client would think. Is MDF THAT much better as a substrate????
I generally would say go with mdf....but I don't know what kind of parts your veneering? Slab cabinet doors for instance almost have to be mdf as ply just isn't flat enough. Cabinet sides or shelves you could go either way.
As for what type of glue I guess it depends on how your applying the veneer. I use a vac bag and Titebond cold press veneer glue for most things.
thanks jeff, i dont have any of the fancy vacuum presses, from what i understand FSV glue can be applied almost like contact cement , use a veneer scraper on it to press it down flat, then maybe put something flat and heavy on it for an hour. Its a bit late in the game to look into a vacuum press for this particular job but i will DEFINITELY be considering buying one .
If you're doing this type of job more than two times per year, it would be worth your while to get a vacuum press, as they're not that expensive.
White PVA glue with a vacuum press is a great idea. FSV would be second best in terms of glues.
For your original question, I agree that MDF is a better choice because it is more stable.