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 Post subject: What to use to fill venner voids
PostPosted: Jun Tue 12, 2018 4:33 am 
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I'd like to know what to use in those parts where venner is gone. I tried something from minwax that it was supossed to be stainable, but only left a horrible stain in the cabinet.
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 Post subject: Re: What to use to fill venner voids
PostPosted: Jun Thu 14, 2018 12:02 am 
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Oscar Hernandez wrote:
I'd like to know what to use in those parts where venner is gone. I tried something from minwax that it was supossed to be stainable, but only left a horrible stain in the cabinet.
Thanks in advance

Take an X-acto knife and cut a piece of new veneer to the size of the missing piece. Use the knife to clean up the veneer chip on the cabinet if need be.
Make sure the grain is oriented correctly, then glue it with a modern PVA glue.
No "filler" is going to ever look right. You can harvest old, thicker veneer from junk radios, or there are a couple of online sources that sell thicker veneer.

A second option for small missing spots is to use burn in sticks.


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 Post subject: Re: What to use to fill venner voids
PostPosted: Jun Thu 14, 2018 3:10 am 
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What are the burn it sticks?


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 Post subject: Re: What to use to fill venner voids
PostPosted: Jun Thu 14, 2018 11:16 am 
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Oscar Hernandez wrote:
What are the burn it sticks?

https://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/sto ... Repair_Kit

Several companies make them.
If you look them up on Youtube, you will find videos of how to use them.
They are the better option if you are not doing a full refinish but rather repairing what you have.


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 Post subject: Re: What to use to fill venner voids
PostPosted: Jun Thu 14, 2018 12:56 pm 
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Depends on how big a patch you are doing. Larger pieces are usually best patched with another piece of veneer (try to use veneer of the same vintage as modern veneer is a different thickness than older veneer). A basket case cabinet destined for the trash is a good source.

For smaller patches, burn-in sticks are usually the best choice. It's what furniture restorers make repairs with. It requires a small investment because you need an electric burn in knife (similar to a soldering iron) in addition to the sticks, but with a little practice you can make nearly invisible repairs. There are a number of YouTube videos that show the technique.


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