Chipped veneer on old furniture


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Old 08-04-06, 09:22 PM
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Chipped veneer on old furniture

Does one have to hire a professional to "fix" chipped off veneered wood? I have several pieces that need restoration and not much money to hire someone.
One the whole top should really be done~ so I figured to actually just sand off the veneer and then stain/laquer that (I'll have to read about how to do that).
But the other pieces have 1-2" areas that have been scraped off or chipped from the vaccuum cleaner or from nail polish- also some "piping" is missing on the dresser drawers- but I'm hopeful inserting 1/2 a dowel will work for that (I'll stain and polyurethane that so it won't show much)
Any ideas??? I really have no idea what I''m doing...
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deb
 
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Old 08-06-06, 08:16 AM
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Hi deb,

I'm not a pro but while you're waiting for any answers to your question, I thought this might help you

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/veneer

Have fun on your new project!
 
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Old 08-06-06, 01:58 PM
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thanks

I'll check it out...
 
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OH my..

That seems really complicated~ and it's not in a location where I can clamp or weight the new veneer well. I will wait and see if there are more replies~ but at least this is a resource if I get ambitious... I fear I'll make it worse.
 
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Sanding off the current veneer probably won't result in something you'll like. The veneer was put on to cover some less-desirable material - cheaper wood, particle board, whatever. A pro can fix veneer, but may not be able to match the grain/pattern/color exactly. Talk to the guys at your local hardwoods shop - they can give you more info on re-veneering the whole top.
 
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maybe just fill the areas with wood putty and sand
smooth.
first strip the top
then fill areas with putty
sand level
stain top
apply two coats poly or urethane and sand 220
tack
use oil based or water based paint that you
can obtain from an artist supply house in tubes.
you are painting the areas to match surrounding veneer.
you will need to create grain as well using a darker colour
thin coats please.

top coat twice, sand 320 and then final coat.
if poly thin 30percent.
 
 

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