Veneer top on antique dresser

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Forum topic by DanYo12 posted 12-11-2017 02:55 PM 362 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-11-2017 02:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: veneer repair and replacement

I’m not new to woodworking but I’m new to working with veneers except for edge banding. I picked up this great antique dresser that’s very solid except it has chipping on the top. Picked up a sheet of veneer to replace the top but I’m wondering which layers I should remove. Should I remove only the thinnest layer that has chipped or a little bit thicker layer also that’s underneath it. There’s a small buckle in that Little bit thicker underlayer. I don’t want to remove too much.
Any thoughts would be appreciated

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#1 posted 12-11-2017 03:43 PM

I haven’t done what you’re about to do, but my approach has always been to do as little as possible. I would just replace the top layer. When you have it off, deal with the buckle. You’ll need to wait and see how to deal with the buckle until you have that first layer off. It could just be a little sanding to smooth out the bump.

Keep us posted.

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