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VNR300B23 Decorative Veneering with Paul Schurch

February, 27 - February, 28 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


Veneering — the art of applying thin sheets of wood to a substrate — has a long history in the fine furniture-making and offers a wide range of design possibilities that can greatly enhance your woodworking projects.

For this exciting two-day class, master furniture-maker and veneering expert, Paul Schürch returns to SWSW to share his deep knowledge of this incredible craft.

Starting with the fundamentals of how to select, flatten, handle, store, cut, join, and glue veneers, as well as substrate selection, Paul will use demonstrations and hands-on practice to introduce you to his techniques for designing with veneers; using veneering tools; different methods for making clean-cut and tight-fitting joints, different options for gluing veneer; and sanding and finishing veneer.

Paul will then guide you through creating both basic and more complex decorative veneer effects, including book-matches, borderwork, starburst, and parquetry designs.

In addition to producing his own stunning work from his studio in Santa Barbara, Paul has been sharing his woodworking experience for many years through in-person classes, as well as videos and publications. All students in this class will also receive copies of Paul’s book and movie on Decorative Veneering to take home for ongoing practice.

This class should inspire and empower you to incorporate decorative veneering on your own projects using Paul’s clear and simple approach.

You will learn:

  • How to select and purchase quality veneer
  • How to flatten, handle, and store veneer
  • How to use and sharpen veneering tools
  • Design theory
  • Classic patterns used in veneering
  • Book, slip, sequenced, and random veneer matching
  • Creating a starburst radial-match in veneer
  • Principals for clean-cut joints
  • How to manage large veneer surfaces
  • How to select the core for veneering
  • Sanding and finishing veneer

Prerequisites: None. Open to beginners.

Tools required: All tools and materials supplied by the school. Please bring ear and eye protection and a safety mask.

Class size: Maximum 8.

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understand these policies.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. Face masks are required. If you have symptoms of any contagious illness, please notify the school and do not attend any class.


February 27, 2023@9:00 am MST
February 28, 2023@5:00 pm MST
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Southwest School of Woodworking
621 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007 United States
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