replacing veneer on oak table top

Old 10-25-08, 11:11 AM
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replacing veneer on oak table top

I have a 20's round oak kitchen table with veneer splintering off. Would like to remove old and apply new veneer. Any suggestions or tips? Especially for solvent to remove old veneer and glues to apply new veneer?
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A heat gun and putty knife is often the best way to the off old veneer. Some veneers come with an adhesive, but often contact cement is the best thing. But with any adhesive, it is critical that you have exact alignment of pieces before it touches anything. Once the glues touch, you are done. Old venetion blind strips, strips of thin plywood, craft paper all work as a temporary support to align sections. Then slowly remove them as you make exact alignment. Apply pressure with a J-roller or similar to adhere the pieces and get out air bubbles.

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