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Veneer Tape





Product Description

Veneer tape is used to join two pieces of veneer and keep the seam tight while the adhesive cures. The beauty of this water-activated veneer tape is that it shrinks as it dries. It is this shrinking action that pulls the veneers together and makes a well-cut joint almost invisible. This is a must have item if you have purchased a veneer saw and are bookmatching, quad-matching, or inlaying raw wood veneer.

  • Acid-Free
  • Non-Staining
  • Very Fast Tacking and Drying
  • Vegetable-Based Adhesive

Styles and Pricing

Style Color Size Weight Thickness * Price
No Hole Brown 3/4" x 650' 40 gram .003" $4.20
No Hole
White 3/4" x 650' 34 gram .002" $4.40
Three Hole Brown 3/4" x 650' 40 gram .003" $5.60
Three Hole White 3/4" x 650' 34 gram .002" $5.80
Four Hole Brown 1.5" x 650' 40 gram .003" $7.80

* Approximate thickness

Choose the Right Veneer Type for Your Project

Brown vs White Veneer Tape
White tape may be a better choice on veneers that have a brown color. The contrast of white tape on a brown veneer is an excellent visual indicator of any tape remaining on the surface that needs to be sanded off. Likewise, the brown tape may be a better option on lighter color veneers like birch, maple, fir, tamo ash, and white oak.

Brown kraft veneer tape is also slightly thicker and it's been said that it shrinks more than white tape when it dries. This contracting reportedly does a better job of pulling loose veneer joints together. Despite the difference in thickness, white tape is slightly more tear resistant.

No Hole Veneer Tape
This is a full strength tape for stubborn veneers. I highly recommend it for maple, karelian birch, and bubinga.

Three Hole Veneer Tape
Ideal for standard veneer joints where it is important to see the seam line under the tape. It is this 3rd hole (the center one) that allows you to see the joint.

Four Hole Veneer Tape
This extra-wide veneer tape is perfect for large veneer projects where the ultimate holding strength is required to keep the joint tight.


Veneer Tape

Tips from Joe

  • You can prevent the veneer tape from leaving residue on the finished panel by dabbing the tape with a wet paper towel. Give it a minute and the adhesive on the tape will loosen up and the tape can be peeled off. If it doesn't peel off easily, allow more time with the wet paper towel.
  • After the tape is removed, you can wipe down the area with denatured alcohol to remove any residual tape adhesive. Be sure to let the panel thoroughly dry before sanding it. Otherwise any remaining adhesive will booger up the surrounding veneer when you sand the panel.
  • If you're comfortable using a cabinet scraper, you can use it to remove veneer tape as well.
  • Some woods have a tendency to develop dark spots from excess moisture around the veneer taped areas. This can be prevented in most cases by using distilled water to moisten the veneer tape for application.
  • Though it is uncommon, lightened areas can occur when veneer tape is removed. This is caused by the veneer tape which blocks UV light (from the sun or even fluorescent lighting) which normally causes the veneer to darken. This can be prevented by covering the veneered panel with a blanket or piece of cardboard until the veneer tape is removed.
  • When you are finished with the veneer tape, you can prevent it from unrolling from the spool by lightly dampening the loose end and sticking it back onto the roll.

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