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Forum topic by MerylL posted 04-10-2016 03:39 PM 604 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2016 03:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry

Well what the heck does a wood forum do but answer questions about wood and wood tools?!

Your thoughts on relative value AND how to repair a missing chunk?

This is marketed as Amish (not) and Amana (maybe, but I cannot find anything to support it online). Regardless, it is of excellent quality. It appears to be solid, and I’ll go with cherry.

It DOES have a wee bit of veneer. That is over the rails of the dresser carcass… not sure if they are called different in furniture. But to clarify, the horizontal piece that the drawer “embeds into” when closed (these drawers are flush to the carcass face, nicely fitted)... that horizontal element joins the stile (vertical). They’ve managed to pull a drawer out carelessly (the consignment shop) and knock off a triangular piece of the veneer that covers that joint.

To make it more clear(?), with the drawer IN, look at the lower left corner o the drawer face. Now jump the crack to the corner of the frame there. The horizontal turns out to have a 1/16” veneer. Extremely difficult to detect! But the clue was that where the horizontal and vertical (dresser side front-facing element) join, that joint is slightly ajar… just under 1/16”. The veneer covers that joint. Perfectly, I might add. BUT… I cannot see far enough into the joint to see HOW it is connected, but after 50+ years I am not worried.

What I AM questioning is how I would repair that. I’m thinking that a bit of wood putty, wiped clean each time with a very dry/damp rag (no sanding here!), then a bit of colored pencil, and a bit of oil over it. Maybe even Howard’s Restor-a-finish. It seems to have very high reviews.

LONG post. Sorry. Sunday morning coming down.

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