Repair Damaged or Loose Veneer

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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]

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • Darlene

    We built a new staircase last summer and the veneer on one of the stair treads is separating. The stairway is built against a wall and the other end has 2 by 8 stringer over the end of the stair tread. The veneer expanded and separated on this same stair tread this spring. Can you please help us repair this problem.

  • Darlene

    Can you help us please? We need a solution to this problem. We built a built a new staircase last summer and the veneer on one of the stair treads is separating. The stairway is built against a wall and the other end has a 2 by 8 stringer over the ends of the stair treads. The particle board expanded and separated on this same stair tread this spring.