End Table Veneer/Stain Fix

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Forum topic by Oosik posted 11-09-2013 07:00 PM 1267 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2013 07:00 PM

Bought this about 4 years ago from Rooms To Go and the wife’s end table is chipping bad. Any suggestions or recommendations to fix this?

I was thinking scrapping then sanding and try to match the original the best I can until I decide to get rid of them both.

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 03:48 AM

Hard to tell from the pic, but it doesn’t look like a real wood veneer. from the way it’s chipping it looks like fake printed veneer. If that’s what it is, it can’t be fixed. You could try stripping it off and see whats under it and restain or paint. If it is real wood veneer, you could patch in matching veneer. Unless you’re really good with matching, applying and blending the veneer to the old, it won’t look good. Your best bet would be to strip all the veneer off and replace. If you’ve never done veneering, this would be best left to a pro.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 03:50 AM

No hope for that one I’m afraid.
But I’m sure you can build a new one.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 10:35 PM

I guess I’ll have to live with it until I replace and build my own. Don’t find true solid wood furniture from retailers anymore.

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#4 posted 11-11-2013 12:52 AM

The only think I can suggest, if you want to keep this thing is to use oil paints to match the colors before finishing it with. Probably need to sand the whole thing before. Not sure if it’s worth the trouble though.


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