After the time consuming process of cleaning and scraping the back of the bark from all that comes in from the woodland, it is ready to be cut oversize ready to veneer onto small panels. The use of small panels is sympathetic to the characteristics of European Cherry as this minimizes the effects that seasonal changes in humidity has upon the wood's cross-grain dimension.
Bark Squares being glued, I have been producing four in a batch and 140 double sided squares +spares to be used in the finished cabinet. Another post coming!
Top scrape of bark squares - Leaving a feel like leather whilst producing very fine soft shavings!
My name is Alex Burgess, I have been a self-employed Carpenter and Cabinetmaker for three years.