Guys, I have 32 sq ft of ribbon striped mahogany veneer. I used to use this stuff over MDF cabinets. It is from Oakwood Veneer and they say their stuff is made to be used by furniture and boat builders.
I'm wondering if I can veneer the entire top deck of my MC 16.5? Maybe it is a total waste of time and the $100 the roll of veneer cost. It would definitely make a pretty deck and it would also cover the nails. I'm not sure if 32 sq ft is even enough. Has anyone else veneered their deck?
BTW, the way I've veneered speaker cabinets is using a foam roller and yellow wood glue. Roll the wood glue onto the MDF cabinet and allow it to dry to a glossy and slightly tacky finish. The same thing is done to the backside of the veneer. A hot iron is used to press the veneer onto the MDF box/cabinet. Something like a piece of cloth is placed between the iron and the veneer for scorch protection. This heats up the yellow wood glue on the MDF and the veneer and they are bonded. Since the deck of a kayak is curved, this method may not work.
After typing all of that, I've almost convinced myself to not do it. If it doesn't work, I'll have a mess and would probably have to paint my deck to cover up the mess. Maybe, I'll just try an inlay of some sort.