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Step 4: Veneer

I've chosen transparent maple veneer to cover front panel. For sides and top I've decided to use dark walnut veneer so it would make nice contrast with face panel. Back and bottom panels are hidden from observer so I've just painted them black.

Veneer application is pretty simple. Veneer piece should be cut slightly larger than area to which veneer is being applied. It can be glued with the same carpenter's glue or similar adhesive suitable for wooden material.

Excess of glue and accidental drips can be easily cleaned with damped cloth. After glue has dried, extra material around edges should be cut with x-acto knife. Corners can be sanded with fine sandpaper. As any other wooden material veneer can be stained, finished and sealed.    
<p>Great idea, I was making an Arduino clock for my brothers xmas present and was looking for a cool way to display the time then i found this. However with the grid of led's I felt it deserved a more sci-fi look to it. I think our circuits and code are more or less the same, to be honest I just copied the led display style.<br>Going to make another and put it in an old rusted metal enclosure so it looks like its come from a crashed UFO or something.</p>
<p>Where did you purchase your veneer? Do you know the thickness of veneer that would allow the light to go through? Was there a backer on the veneer?</p>
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<p>Very cool clock, thanks for sharing!</p>
What are the dimensions of the box?
<p>This look really nice. How do you tell what time it is?</p>
Im gonna make a bigger version of this with many LEDs so i can see it at night (im Near Sighted)
very nice
I really like this clock, well done! I have voted for you
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