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Forum topic by shopgirl posted 09-08-2013 08:48 AM 810 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-08-2013 08:48 AM

I bought a mahogany veneer over wood desk today from a vendor at an outside market. By the time it got delivered to me, it had lightly

rained on it! Anyway, the veneer on the top and sides has “raised”. It hasn’t split wide open or blistered but has a rough sort of very low rippling all over. I really do not want to refinish it. Any advice how to flatten it out without sanding?

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 12:36 PM

You can’t sand it out, you’ll cut right through the veneer. Sometimes the adhesives can be reactivated with a little heat, but you’ll need a spot to test which may be the hardest part. But a clothes iron, with a cloth between it and the wood, may do the trick. I’m nervous in recommending that, too hot and it can damage the finish. It also may not work at all. That’s why you need to test it in an inconspicuous spot. That’s a nice looking desk, you may want to seek a furniture repair service.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 12:42 PM

If you do iron just start off with low heat and work your way up
Good luck!

-- Greg Simon

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