Restoring a damaged console

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Forum topic by Tango posted 01-19-2012 07:10 AM 821 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-19-2012 07:10 AM

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I am working on a nice contemporary console that was badly damaged when fell during transport. The console is veneered with wenge.
Due to the accident, the upper corners got smashed and the veneer (and substrate) peeled off.
I removed all loose material and filled the gaps and voids with all purpose epoxy (Bondo). Also removed ALL the finish from the veneer using stripper.
I would like to glue a 1/8 ply skin over the top and sides to get a fresh and even new substrate to apply a new layer of veneer (wenge)
My concern is…what type of glue would you guys recommend to glue the 1/8 ply? The plywood will be glued over wood and bondo.
Should I use contact cement or something different? Polyurethane glue (Gorilla Glue maybe)?

I’ll post some pictures tomorrow.



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#1 posted 01-20-2012 08:12 AM

I’d make a test piece of plywood and bondo. Then I’d try using some spray adhesive such as 3M makes.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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