Ruined Foosball Top Need To Fix Wife will kill me

Old 11-19-17, 06:28 AM
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Ruined Foosball Top Need To Fix Wife will kill me

Ok. So I out my tea on top of the Foosball as I have done 1000 xs b4 except the mug somehow had sprung a leak. Before I can knew what was going on it had been leaking hot tea all over the top and cause the top to expand. Now there is a discolored bump.

My Questions are
1. Can this be repaired or?
2. Should I just make a new top?

Now my sub questions
If repair is your suggestion then how?
Do I sand it flat and repaint the entire top?
Or do I cut out the bad piece replace with wood and sand and paint?

If it is better to just build another top
What wood would (haha) you use?
What router bit would I need to make the edge?
Does anyone have any idea what color this may be?

Thanks a million in advance
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I assume that is a veneer top and doubt you can just cut out and patch a section without it showing. Is the raised portion solid or does it have give to it? Can you look under the top and see what kind of base the top has under the veneer?
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It looks like the top needs removed and the veneer replaced. You need to take everything apart.
I think the top is mahogany, here's a link to veneer:

After getting the top off you can sand through the exiting veneer with a random orbital sander, the veneer is very thin.
Glue (contact cement) your new veneer on. You might not need a router for the edges.
I would try to make a paper template of the top. Cut the veneer to cover all outside edges with just a little overhang. You should be able to sand the edges down after that and keep the same outside profile.

Finishing is another story and I won't get into it yet, but it's doable. Mahogany is an open pored wood so you will need to seal the wood, stain and polyurethane.
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Those are heat or steam marks in the finish. Usually called "drink rings"
The bump is probably the top laminate expanding because it's absorbed water.
In low humidity, the marks and bump should fade away on their own in 1- 3 weeks.

If you want them gone quicker, you need to remove the moisture-
lots of home remedies, but basically anything that gently absorbs water.

Mix a past of water and salt, rub in, wipe off.
Mix a paste of baking soda and water, rub in, wipe off.
Oil and vinegar salad dressing
Linen towel and iron set to low steam.
Silica gel dehumidifier packs, and cover with a glass bowl to keep humid air out.
A google search should give you lots of ideas.

You don't have to rip anything apart just yet

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