Well, I hope this is the final take anyhow! We used paint-on contact cement this time for the veneer, clamped between boards overnight. Then very light sanding and a 50/50 Ipswitch Pine/Dark Walnut stain mix. Allowed to dry 2 days and then epoxy pour-on finish. There will be drips on the underside to clean up, but I have high hopes this will work this time!