If you want to redo a second skin to your cabinets, why not put on wood veneer. But what exactly? The veneer is nothing more than a thin slice of solid wood Once glued to another hard surface (a cabinet door for example), gives the impression that this surface is composed entirely of the wood species chosen, when in fact only the top and sides of the are. Usefulness : get a finished solid wood at a lower cost! There are as many varieties as veneers of wood species. Take time to choose, because the same species can look different depending on the cutting process. When you buy a sheet of veneer, the plan must allow at least 48 hours completely unfurled, near the structure on which you plan to stick it ( here the cabinet door), question she can cure and acclimatized, as it must adopt the same humidity to adhere well. Supplies :


# Plywood of wood 4 ‘x 8
# Pencil and metal ruler
# Utility knife
# Roll (for glue)
# Lepage Contact Cement liquid solvent-based
# Veneer roll
# Professional dye PTC Pro-Tint (Dynamic brand) color umber
# Alkyd varnish
# 400 sandpaper


1. Sand the doors and drawers (except the parts that are not visible and you will not recover). Wipe off the sanding dust with a damp cloth.
2. Once the veneer ready (see tip above), place it on your work surface (fine side against the surface) and place the cabinet door above. In pencil draw the contour of the door. Remove the door. With the knife and ruler, cut the veneer slightly larger (about 1 inch) that your track, easier installation issue.
3. Roll, spread a layer of glue on the cabinet door and on its edges (sides) and a layer of veneer on the back that is placed on your work surface (fine side against the table). Wait fifteen minutes, then spread a second layer on the back of the veneer. Wait the recommended time on the product label. Then lay the cabinet door on the veneer, glue side against the back also sized, guiding you the plot. Remember, once in contact, the two parts will be impossible to take off!
4. Reverse the door covered in front of you and press the veneer roller to ensure that the plating adhesion. Turn again, face against the table, and trim the excess veneer knife, dragging along the periphery of the cabinet door.
5. To cover the edges of the door, measure each side and cut the veneer strips (note the direction of the wood, you must be constant!). As you have already spread glue on the edges of the door, not coat the strips of veneer, in the same manner as above, and paste them. Press the veneer roll.
6. When all doors and drawers are covered, let it dry for 48 h to evaporate the solvent prior to coating. Two good reasons to varnish: for lasting protection of course, but also to highlight the richness of the species of wood veneer. To tint the glaze slightly, add ½ teaspoon of coloring to 1 cup of varnish and apply a first coat. Let dry completely.
7. Sand lightly with # 400 and wipe the dust from sanding. 8. Apply a second coat of varnish. Allow to dry. team of Manon, you inspire me!