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Posted on Reparing a vernier finish

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#1 posted 04-04-2010 10:14 PM

Any water will result is a worst ruining of your top. MDF does not respond well to H2O. If the veneer is only 12 years old, it most likely is very, very thin. The newest veneers are around 1/50 of an inch, some so thin that they have to have a colored cross ply under the veneer so that you cannot see through the veneer. If your top is covered with “checks” then I believe it is what it is. If it is only a few that are raised. I use an Xacto knife with the “check” lined with masking tape and lift the veneer up enough so that I can put some 2 part 5 minute clear expoxy in the void, smearing it around inside. Clean off the excess, Take off the tape. I weight down the lifted part with a wight that fits over the whole area enough to use the ok areas of the veneer to stop the weight from making a divit in the top. Something very flat covering the area (small as you can and as heavy. Let the expxy dry and carefully remove it striaght up. You might want to lightly grease the weight so that is doesn’t want to stick the drying glue. Carefully clean off the repaired area and t-up as needed, then move on to the next. Did this a lot (and I mean a lot) on imported Chinese furniture, that ruined Pennsylvania House Furniture and my 25 year job. If you want to ask questions please feel free to. I can be more detailed and show you some pictures of what we had to fix.

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