The inside face of the apron will never be seen, but I decided to veneer the inside face anyway. The brick laid white cedar wasn't the most attractive, especially since the visible edges were plain sawn (the quartersawn faces were laid up horizontally). So here's the last bit of veneering before dyeing, finishing, finished.
Here the veneer is being applied to the apron. I'm using a caul made of 3 layers of 3/8" bending plywood (whose edges are wrapped in blue tape to protect it from adhesive squeeze out). The 3 layer caul was glued up previously on the apron, so I didn't have to fight with them when working on pressing on the veneer.
Someone asked me about my veneer press. Here it is: Douglas-fir reinforced with some 3/16" steel plate.
Almost ready to press the top veneer. The bottom edges have been beveled and the bottom veneer has been pressed. A bit of oil makes this curl snap, crackle and pop.
Here I'm applying the small veneers to the table edge. It's kind of slow going, but requires really precise fitting of all 18 pieces of edge veneer. Just the kind of thing I enjoy.