|Forum topic by bbasiaga||posted 05-02-2015 10:53 AM||651 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-02-2015 10:53 AM
My neighbor drug me down to his house yesterday in near panic. He’s got a nice dining room table with a 60” round top. It appears the table top is a plywood base, with an ash veneer on top. It is stained a dark color, and there is no built up finish. He set something on it that had some water, and this has caused a 3” round section to puff up. The veneer is still attached as the bubbled section is solid. He asked what he can do to get that to go back down. He’d tried a heat gun and in the process did some minor discoloration to the stain.
I told him to quit that, wait a week and see if it dried on its own. If it doesn’t move in that time, it isn’t going to move at all. I also stopped him from taking a sander to it and leveling it out, understanding the veneer wouldn’t be thick enough and he’d just sand a hole through it down to the plywood.
Can you guys think of any other options besides waiting it out? It was a quite expensive table.
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