We purchased some oak veneer at Menard’s to use for the edging of the hearth. The first thing I had to do was to route out the area so that the veneer would sit flush with the oak floor. I used my dremel tool with a router attachment. The areas I couldn’t get to with the dremel were done using a chisel.
Area all routed out and ready for the veneer.
The veneer installed. The veneer had heat activated glue, so you just cut it to size, then use a household iron to heat and press it down.
The veneer stained. We stained it the cherry color that the wood work in the room will eventually be stained as well.