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.