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Applying onlay (applique) to finished cabinet?

Posted by macawmom (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 22, 08 at 18:14

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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RE: Applying onlay (applique) to finished cabinet?

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


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RE: Applying onlay (applique) to finished cabinet?

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.


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