Veneer is an easy way to finish off a project. It is quick and easy, and once you glue it on it is done. Especially if you are covering a large area like an entire table top or cabinet walls/sides, then it is extremely fast and effective.
There are a few tricks to the process though. One is that once you are finished with the vennering of the project, you can cut the veneer with a sharp utility knife. But you also can use a router (most use a trim router) with a straight bit to quickly remove the excess veneer.
Also, to make the whole process far less painful, you don’t match the veneer exactly to the size of the lumber that you are covering over. You make sure the veneer is larger and then trim the edges. This is because once the contact glue matches on both the veneer and the lumber – that’s it. You don’t get another chance to take it off and put it back on.
You also can’t move it to fit once you add it to the top. Keep these tips in mind and here is the video to help: