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preceding musts in mind, follow along and see
how easy our first veneering project is.
is a beautiful antique wicker table with a previously veneered
top badly in need of a new veneer. We selected cherry veneer
for the new surface. NOTE: The cherry veneer we used
comes in pressure-sensitive (pre-glued) sheets. It's easy
and convenient to work with and requires no additional adhesives.
Unwrap the sheet and allow it to reach room temperature to
insure proper bonding.
Strip the old veneer off the top and sides. Next, fill in
nay low spots, sand completely smooth, wipe off dust, oil
-- any foreign material -- and make sure the surface is perfectly
flat. (If you're veneering over old finish, clean the surface
with denatured alcohol and allow to dry thoroughly. With 150-grit
sandpaper, lightly sand the finish. Wipe off the dust.)
Measure the surface (top and sides) to be covered and cut
the veneer sheets allowing 1/4" extra on each surface for
Peel off the backing ton the largest edge of the veneer and
expose 1/2" of the adhesive back. Allowing 1/4" overhang,
place the exposed back onto the table surface. Press lightly.
Slowly peel off additional backing while smoothing the veneer
With a fiber board knife smooth the veneer in the direction
of the grain. (Scrapers and wood blocks can easily cause uneven
adhesion and damage to the veneer.) If you have bubbles,
remove by razor slitting with the grain and re-smoothing.
After installing each piece of veneer, trip off the excess
with a razor, sharp chisel (flat side down), or knife. Sand
very lightly with 220-grit sandpaper.
Once all the veneer has been applied, use 220-grit sandpaper
to lightly sand the entire area with the grain. Wipe clean
and apply finish.
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