Desks, dressers, and tables are often constructed from a particle board top and wood veneer cover. This veneer cover is typically glued or hot-pressed to the top of table and can fray or chip at the edges due to heavy use, moisture, or heat. Here are some techniques for repairing and maintaining a healthy veneer.
How to Repair Wooden Furniture Veneer [Howstuffworks.com]
How To Give Veneer Tops New Life [Woodmagazine.com]