Using the American black walnut and maple inlays previously made, the doors and end panel veneers are taped up and applied using a vacuum press. This door panel has 132 separate pieces of veneer!
I have used drawer side plywood to build the drawer boxes. Plywood normally has alternate layers of wood grain in different orientations to give maximum strength in all directions. Drawer side plywood has all layers of wood grain in the same direction, to give maximum strength along the side of the drawer. This means that much thinner material can be used (11mm) and with dovetail joints the result is an extremely sting and lightweight drawer box.
Here is the first piece of the inlay I made being applied to a drawer front. The inlay is layed up with American black walnut veneer and then placed in the vacuum press. The final picture is the result, after the tape has been removed and the face sanded.
The cabinetwork in the Overlander will be mostly veneered in a American black walnut. I am making some chequer-board inlay in walnut with contrasting maple. The process involves making solid blocks of timber, gluing in sequence and then cutting and gluing again, finally cutting the very thin strips of veneer. These pictures illustrate the process.