2 Things to know before Removing Damaged Inlay Wood from Antique Furniture

antique furniture and other items in a room
  • 4-40 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 50-200

When working with damage from antique furniture, it is important to consider a few things before removing it.

The inlay is basically the material that is inside of the furniture. To remove this, here are a few things to keep fresh in your mind.

1. Check it Out

sanding an antique knob with inlay

Before doing any actual removal, make sure you are checking out and assessing the damage done to the material.

There are many times you think you need to replace it, but in reality the antique can be cleaned by yourself or a professional for a low price.

Evaluate the stain or damage done and decide whether it still needs to be removed and replaced.

2. Clear the Way

Now you know it needs to be taken care of, make sure you are getting everything else out of the way so to not do any damage or harm to it.

Clear the space of other objects. Also mask off any areas of the furniture you’re not working on so they don’t become marred by hammers or pry bars.