removing veneer


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Old 04-04-01, 06:34 AM
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I have an antique dresser which has veneer on the drawer fronts that needs to be removed (the rest of it looks like the veneer is not there). I want to remove the veneer and then decorate them differently. I am looking for suggestions as to how to remove the veneer. I did try soaking a drawer in water and getting it off that way - it did not work. Also have heard ironing them will remove veneer. Do you have any suggestions that will work?
 
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Old 04-04-01, 03:55 PM
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Bcoop29:

Heated white vinegar is a solvent for most adhesives used on older pieces of furniture. The trick is getting it to the glue. If you can work a thin blade (putty knife, whatever) under one edge, apply the vinegar with an eye dropper into teh crack, and work the veneer loose as the vinegar works.

I know, it's a smelly job, but it works.
 
 

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