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How to repair or replace veneer?

just finished stripping an old buffet with citrogel that this group recmmended- worked well!
one end had hardboard on it, and when we removed it, c we found the veneer was mostly gone, and whart was left was ragged. Any idea how to repair or place this and where to get veneer( oak) ???

4 comments
  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Dec 3, 2016

    If you plan to paint it, you can use wood filler to patch the missing veneer. If you plan to stain it, Home Depot sells veneer sheets or you can purchase online.

  • Medina at Grillo Designs
    Medina at Grillo Designs United Kingdom
    on Dec 3, 2016

    Here is a tutorial on my blog for this http://grillo-designs.com/how-to-repair-damaged-veneer/

  • NORMA
    NORMA United States
    on Dec 3, 2016

    U should be able to get veneer at any building store, or they can tell you where. Then u iron it in place where the old was. Old should be stripped ! Hope this helped , I am in Canada !

  • Handan & Greg @ The Navage Patch
    Handan & Greg @ The Navage Patch Glastonbury, CT
    on Dec 20, 2016

    Hello Florence,
    My husband, Greg, re-veneered an old antique desk. He totally DIYed it, meaning that he didn't use any industrial machine or anything like that. And the desk turned out very beautiful (I mean it is my favorite DIY project of his). If you'd like see the process of re-veneering you can find it on our blog.
    Part 1 is where you can see the before of the desk (so that you can make a comparison whether your furniture needs similar repair or not. Part 2 and Part 3 are the detailed tutorial on re-veneering. He also gives the info on where he got the veneer from (which was the cheapest place we could find among online veneer shops)
    I hope this will help!
    Good luck on your project!
    Handan

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