Veneering is an ancient art dating back to the ancient Egyptians, who used veneers on their furniture and sarcophagi. The decision to favor the use of wood veneer over solid wood is influenced by many factors, including design intent, structural integrity, environmental awareness and cost. Each of these factors and more is explored through discussions, demonstrations and hands-applications of veneered wood in the design and construction of furniture.
Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez combined a first career practicing architecture with his North Bennet Street School training as a cabinet maker to become a nationally recognized maker of studio furniture. Miguel has exhibited in galleries and museums across the country. He is a past president of The Furniture Society and current president of North Bennet Street School in Boston.
Check out the full description of his class, Veneer Workshop.