Applying onlay (applique) to finished cabinet?

macawmomJune 22, 2008

Hi, I want to apply a hand carved wood applique to a painted cabinet. I've seen several online that I like. But once I get it and paint it, how do I attach it to the already painted cabinet? Wood glue, brads, both? All answers welcome. Thanks.

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bobismyuncle

The times I've done this, I found a 23 ga. micro-pinner invaluable. It leaves a hole so small it's almost imperceptible and I can shoot a pin through a toothpick without splitting it. If you don't have one, it might be worthwhile to find someone with one and pay them to do it for you.

Glue on a painted surface won't do much, but it won't do much harm, either.

Here is a link that might be useful: example

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 3:29PM
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macawmom

Thanks for the reply. I don't know anyone who has one, but I will check around at work. Lots of very handy guys there.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 9:18PM
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