I have a new found respect for “veneerers”. I am in the finishing stages of a couple of speaker stands. Made from ¾ in MDF with cherry veneer. I put some ¾ inch radii on the corners of the MDF. I had a heck of a time keeping the veneer down around the corners and splicing it together. Although I got better after practice, I am really disappointed in the finished product. Some of the things I screwed up were: Sanded through the veneer Misaligned the spliced pieces Glued a piece of wood I was using to clamp to the veneer and ripped the veneer off Split the veneer going around the ¾ in corners Split the veneer while gluing it down Pulled the veneer away at the edges during trim and handling Did not get the veneer glued down over the corner, left gaps I can push in Broke the MDF because I clamped too hard So, I think I covered all of the possible screw ups. Maybe next time I will get it right or at least not make as many mistakes. Questions, how do you make sure when you wrap veneer around a tight radius, you keep it from gapping? And, when “hammering” the veneer down, how do you know when you’re done? The only way I got it to stay stationary or flat was to clamp the heck out of the surface I was gluing. Even then, if when I was clamping, the veneer moved with respect to the MDF as I tightened the clamps. I used raw veneer i got for free and used PCV adhesive per John Janowitz. The finish is a product called Deft, and it actually looks very nice. Crappy veneering job and great finish. I'll just tell everyone I got them custom made from Brian Bunge.