Veneer Taper

Tend machines that join sheets of veneer with gummed-paper tape.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Veneer Tapers do?

Tends machine that joins sheets of veneer with gummed-paper tape: Places pieces of matched veneer or veneer strips edge to edge between machine rollers. Lowers feed rollers that draw veneer through machine and apply moistened tape. Raises feed roller when taping is complete. Replaces reels of tape on spindle and threads tape through machine. Pours water into dispenser. Moves lever or turns handwheel to regulate speed of machine or to set pressure of feed roller according to thickness of veneer. May tend machine that joins sheets of veneer with gummed thread rather than tape.


Should I be a Veneer Taper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Veneer Taper

    Veneer Tapers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Veneer Taper-related education!
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