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Old 02-22-2017, 10:12 AM   #461
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I agree with others. paint or re-veneer. Or tear the top off and put on a new one.
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Re-veneer it yourself. It's not hard.

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That's what hubby was thinking. We don't the know first thing about that, but glad to hear it isn't hard.
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Use an very warm iron to melt/loosen glue, peel off old veneer, scrape/sand old glue, reapply new veneer. Can be purchased on line, or at your local Rockler's.
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Use an very warm iron to melt/loosen glue, peel off old veneer, scrape/sand old glue, reapply new veneer. Can be purchased on line, or at your local Rockler's.
Here's some information on applying veneer. I wouldn't make my own as he suggests, it's reasonable to buy.

Fascinating stuff really. We had a veneer mill way back. Funny how it's sliced so easily on a huge razor blade, about 17' long and 12" wide.



https://www.wwgoa.com/article/repair...on-an-antique/
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That's what hubby was thinking. We don't the know first thing about that, but glad to hear it isn't hard.
It really isn't that hard. The only difficult part can be finding a veneer that matches the rest of the table. I've got a water stained old desk that has a mahogany veneer, and I can't find a decent match. Eventually I will, though.
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Use an very warm iron to melt/loosen glue, peel off old veneer, scrape/sand old glue, reapply new veneer. Can be purchased on line, or at your local Rockler's.
Just a heads up. Don't use your good clothes iron for this. Buy a cheapo so if you get glue on it you don't ruin the good one. Don't ask me (or DW) how I know.
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For all of you woodworkers....

We recently purchased bedroom furniture via craigslist which we thought was solid wood...but unfortunately the very top section actually was a veneer (we are novice refinishers!!!). Well, hubby sanded down below the veneer exposing several sections of particle board. Lesson learned!!!!

I've done some research and tried to patch the areas with stainable wood filler, but I think it is a lost cause. The wood filler ended up being a darker color than the wood (I was hoping it would dry lighter. oops).

I think this is a lost cause, and we need to throw in the towel and cover it with a table runner. Hubby would like to keep trying...any suggestions for him?

Here's the sad state of affairs:
DW has recently done some staining/antiquing of furniture. The gel stains can be quite dark and would cover the areas of concern. You could stain the top dark, and have a contrast that looks quite nice.

This is a link to the kinds of stains she has used: https://redposie.com/product-categor...g-stains-dyes/

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It really isn't that hard. The only difficult part can be finding a veneer that matches the rest of the table. I've got a water stained old desk that has a mahogany veneer, and I can't find a decent match. Eventually I will, though.
That maybe difficult. Over time several different species have been marketed as Mahogany. This fellow seems to be confident in his knowledge. Good luck.

http://www.wood-database.com/wood-ar...s-the-lowdown/
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It really isn't that hard. The only difficult part can be finding a veneer that matches the rest of the table. I've got a water stained old desk that has a mahogany veneer, and I can't find a decent match. Eventually I will, though.
That's what I'm wondering...how do I find a good match? So hard to know if something online will look ok. I am going to see if any place locally sells veneer.
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DW has recently done some staining/antiquing of furniture. The gel stains can be quite dark and would cover the areas of concern. You could stain the top dark, and have a contrast that looks quite nice.

This is a link to the kinds of stains she has used: https://redposie.com/product-categor...g-stains-dyes/

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Thanks! That's an interesting idea. Will run it by hubby.
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That's what I'm wondering...how do I find a good match? So hard to know if something online will look ok. I am going to see if any place locally sells veneer.
So, based upon the picture I posted, do any of you have a guess as to what kind of wood this may be? The person I bought it from said she had bought it second hand, and the person she bought it from told her it was "Italian wood".

That's all I know.
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Looks like pine to me.
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It's hard to say for sure, but it looks like Scots pine (pinus sylvestris). If the piece was imported from Europe, it's a good bet it's Scots pine. Also known as European pine. I don't know if you can buy Scots pine veneer in the US.

Most veneer you find in the US will be white pine, which is a so-so match. You could try yellow pine, which will come closer in appearance although the grain is a bit more pronounced. Radiata pine is similar but the grain is less pronounced.
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So, based upon the picture I posted, do any of you have a guess as to what kind of wood this may be? The person I bought it from said she had bought it second hand, and the person she bought it from told her it was "Italian wood".

That's all I know.
It is a soft wood, and you can spend many hours trying to fix this. What I might do is paint the top in a contrasting color, allowing some of the grain to show through. Then coat it or cover with glass. Place some family pictures under glass, and go on with life.
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Great advice everyone! Thank you!

For now, we have had to put the project on hold as we have visitors coming in to stay for a week. Not sure if we will try to re-veneer it or paint it, yet - but appreciate all of the ideas.

FYI, the dresser says it was made in Brazil.
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A "grill grate" for my new gas grill.



The grill has a convoluted stainless steel grate for the "infrared" cooking, but this little gem will allow me to put a pizza stone or a cast iron pan for DIY pizza and the delicious cajun blackened fish.

Bent up the eighth inch steel bars, cut them to fit and brazed it all together with the plasma torch. The SS "accordian" sheet metal grill is so think the supports are an inch and a half done from the edge so I needed to raise it up a "notch"
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Those are adorable.
Looks like the dark grey is knitted/crocheted and the others are sewn?
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The bunnies are really cute!

I'm working on a shelf unit to hold the components for the TV I have mounted on the wall, not fine woodworking but should be done this morning.
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