Tuesday, August 23, 2011

HOW TO FIX VENEER FOR A PROJECT.



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Since this art deco vanity is going to be my tutorial for Wednesday, I thought I would show you how to fix veneer before a painting
a piece of furniture.

First of all, try to get straight edges you can see where I needed to cut a straight line so that its easier to mend the veneer. I used an razor blade to cut straight lines for my new replacement veneer.

you can see in this picture I gave myself 2 straight edges.

Then you measure you piece of veneer to fit.

since this is going to be a painted project, it didn't matter what type of wood veneer I used. so I got this. It is pre-glued and you just use your iron to fix it.


Here I am ironing on the veneer to get the glue to heat and set to the drawer.
once the veneer is glued you use a razor blade to trim off any excess.


 Here is how the drawer looked after fixing multiple missing veneer pieces. I hope you found this tutorial helpful.  Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

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30 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

thanks for the great tip!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

So helpful! I have a huge buffet in my garage that I'm intimidated by because the veneer is such a wreck! Where did you find the replacement veneer?

art is beauty said...

you can by it at home depot or lowes...I got mine at goodwill...:)

Shannon @ DoveNest28 said...

Great explanation! I learned this from a man my kids take woodworking classes from, it is one helpful tip!

The Pennington Point said...

Wow thanks! I never would have thought to do that. Lisa~

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What great advice! I usually pass up thrift store items if the veneer is messed up. Thanks for the tip! I'd love it if you would stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

Robin said...

Great tutorial. I have a few doors I thought I would have to replace but I can just do this :)

The Other Me Is Sane said...

this couldn't come at a better time. I have my great-grandmother's childhood dresser that has some veneer missing. You make it look so easy I'm going to try this.

Leen said...

wow, great tip! I never even knew venere edging existed!

Joselyn said...

Visiting from FFF. This is so timely. I just received an assortment of veneer pieces from Rockler that I had ordered to fix a desk. I am not painting it so I wanted to try and match the wood as best I can. Thre drawers are chipped at the edges just like yours. Thanks for the tutorial.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

How cool is that? I've seen those rolls but was too intimidated to give it a try. Maybe now. . . maybe ;)

Dropping by from Miss Mustard Seed! Have a great weekend.

Sarah @ Hallway Happenings said...

That is fantastic. I have purposfully stayed away from veneer, because it looks so difficult, but now I know the secret. There are lots of veneer bargains out there. Thanks for the post.

art is beauty said...

Thanks so much ladies! So glad that this tutorial could help so many. I kind of took it for granted since we used to refinish antiques years ago. It was something that was always helpful..:)

Anonymous said...

What a great tutorial! I had no idea you could fix veneer so easily!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

This is fabulous! I never knew how to repair a veneer! Thanks!

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Tres Chere said...

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Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

This is really great, I always get pieces with super lame broken vaneer and end up just taking it off. This looks so much easier:)

julieacraw said...

Great tip! Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

I would never have attempted this! Thanks for making it so much less intimidating!

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Jennifer Juniper said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out! So, if you were going to stain it, would you have tried to match the existing wood?

Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

Wow! I had no idea... thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see the finished piece. :) Thanks so much for linking up at The Little Birdie, I hope you'll let me know when I can come check out the finished product! :)

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Love how this turned out. BRAVO!

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Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Awesome tip. I have ran away from those projects but now I know I can handle it! Love, Me

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Thanks! This is so useful! I have shied away from a good deal on furniture because I didn't know you could fix veneer! Thanks for linking up to scrappy saturdays! See you back next weekend :) You'll be featured so come grab a sticker :)

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

great tutorial. love the helpful tip. we featured you today.
Amy

Jami said...

What a great tutorial! This is so something I need to know, but didn't! Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Doreen said...

Great tutorial. Wish I had known how to do this before, but anyway, I am just glad that I have now found your blog. Many thanks from Scotland.

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

I didn't know you could do that. Seriously, this is a great tutorial because I honestly thought if the veneer was ruined so was the whole piece.

Thank you so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I hope you will be back this week to share some more amazing ideas!!

Cherished Bliss said...

Wow! This is awesome : ) Thanks for the tips : )