|Forum topic by RickB||posted 12-29-2011 06:20 PM||749 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-29-2011 06:20 PM
My wife inherited an old cedar chest from a now-deceased great aunt. She is planning to fix it up with some help from me (talk about the blind leading the blind!).
Anyway, 4 sides and the bottom are made of cedar panels. Top looks like a poplar panel with a cedar veneer on the inside. The outside of the box was veneered, but it was in bad shape, so Wife removed the the veneer with heat gun, chisels, putty knife, belt sander, and elbow grease.
Now, I’ve heard that one needs to veneer both faces of a panel or ‘bad things’ will ensue. Yet on this box, except for the top, I do not see any ‘bad things’. Maybe the delamination and general “bad condition” is the bad things.
So, my question is this: do we need to/want to veneer both the outside and inside of the box, getting two faces veneered? Or, since it never had it before, will it be OK. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if we put an aromatic cedar on the inside, but it is an extra thing to do that I would like to avoid if possible.