Don't Be Afraid of Removing Veneer

Great bones, but veneer needed to go.
Peeling veneer.
Not an easy task, but if done right veneer peels right off. The key is patience.
I have always thought the wood under veneer is beautiful.
Finished. Knobs from Hobby Lobby at half price.
So pleased with how it turned out.

Renee Sanofsky
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  • Janice Janice on Nov 21, 2019

    WHAT DID YOU USE TO PEEL OFF THE VENEER, I WAS USING A FLAT SCREWDRIVER, BUT I THINK I NEED A DIFFERENT TOOL

  • Sherrie Sherrie on Jan 04, 2020
    Can you show us the tool you use please? Many tools for scraping paint can be found. I have a few but none are multi sided. Thank you so much!

  • Nita Nita on Feb 21, 2021

    The top of a buffet had veneer, but when they removed it it’s all big chucks of wood are out. I don’t know if I can repair it or have to replace the top. Can you fix the bad top?

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  • Charlie Charlie on Aug 31, 2021

    I'm thinking about doing this on an old singer cabinet I will post an update when I can get it started

  • Dmotan Dmotan on Sep 24, 2021

    Love this piece, however, the white doesn't marry the wonderful look of the front. That is incredible.

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