Veneering, is a species of inlaying or marquetry, in which several thin leaves, or slips of fine wood, are applied to a groundwork of common wood : it is performed in the following manner :

The wood, intended for veneering, is first fixed in a vice, or sawing-press, where it is divided into leaves, not exceeding one line in thickness. Such leaves are then cut into small slips, of various forms, according to the design proposed ; and, when the groundwork is duly prepared, they are cemented by means of glue, and submitted to the action of a press, till the whole becomes perfectly dry; after which the articles are scraped and polished.