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Veneered Box


October 22nd to October 27th, 2024 | 9:00am to 5:00pm

Have you wanted to learn and implement veneer in your own projects? This woodworking class is a great way to take a deep-dive into veneering while crafting a beautiful veneered box of your own.

  • Material is included
  • Lunch is included on the weekdays

See Details and Tool List Below


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Furniture Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time Frame

Weekdays – Daytime

Name: Veneered Box & Veneering Techniques
Instructor: Owain Harris
Skill Level: All Levels
Prerequisites: Upper Beginner

Format: 6 Day in-person course

Material: Various woods and Veneers 


Date: October 22nd to October 27th, 2024


Class Description:

This 6 day course will introduce students to the fundamental materials and techniques for adding decorative veneer work to their woodworking. Using a lidded jewelry box with a veneered waterfall design as a learning vehicle, students will prepare, cut, tape and press various decorative veneer layouts. Additional time will be spent on working with veneer on curved components, and string inlay. Students will leave with the knowledge and confidence to add veneering into their larger scale furniture projects.

The project will look slightly different than the photos provided on this page.



Topics and skills covered will include:

  • Flattening and softening veneers
  • Cutting and taping
  • 4 way matches
  • Radial matches
  • Waterfall edges
  • Vacuum bag techniques
  • Veneer surface prep
  • Box making basics
  • Veneering curved parts
  • String inlay
  • Additional veneering techniques


What you’ll need:


  • Safety glasses, ear protection and dust mask
  • Tape measure or folding rule
  • Pencil (preferably mechanical pencils with lead, or 2mm lead holder)
  • Notepad or paper
  • Combination Square – 4” and a 12” is a good duo
  • Snap-off type retractable knife — Olfa is a good brand, readily available
  • Veneer saw — Two Cherries makes a decent one, Gramercy makes a better one


Optional (If you don’t bring your own you will have to share the school’s limited quantity)

  • Chisels (1⁄4″, 1⁄2″, and 1” are useful sizes)
  • Block Plane – #4, or #5, bench plane
  • Card scraper
  • Cutting gauge or marking gauge

If you have done some woodworking, and have some tools you think would be useful, feel free to bring them. It does not hurt to bring more than you need.


Austin School of Furniture has the right to cancel this class at anytime if the minimum amount of students is not reached.

See our Refund Policy here

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