Veneers In Furniture Restoration

When we began to restore furniture, we discovered a number of uses for a knowledge of veneering. First, we found that old, severely damaged veneers often had to be replaced. The 1852 dresser we restored during the writing of this book was a good example of that. Next, we found that sometimes we could take a plain piece of sound hardwood furniture, the kind that was made for utility rather than appearance, and upgrade it to a beautiful piece by veneering all or part of it. Finally, we constantly faced jobs requiring repairs of existing veneers.

Veneering, we discovered, is fun, and it isn't difficult. We received a lot of satisfaction standing back to survey the work after applying a beautiful veneer to an old beat-up tabie top. We suddenly felt like very proficient craftsmen, and our first impulse was to call people over to see what we'd done.

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

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