#1 VENEER - edge gluing with gravity

Here's the first article of the VENEER series.
*links to all articles are listed at the end of this article*

This article explains how to edge glue loose veneer.

With vintage furniture, veneer refers to thin slices of quality
 wood, usually thinner than 1/8 inch, that are glued onto
 panels of a lesser grade woods. Veneering is an ancient art,
 dating back to the Egyptians who used veneers on their
furniture and sarcophagi. The first step in any DIY veneer
repair is to establish how bad the damage is and what route
 to take. This 4 part series will cover edge gluing, gluing 
bubbled veneer down, and fill missing areas on painted
 furniture. The final article will detail the easy method
to remove veneer.

Many pieces of vintage veneered furniture have
some edge lifting, usually along the bottom.

It's a simple matter of using wood glue to secure the veneer
 back into place and using masking tape to hold it down while
 it dries.

Use gravity!
Turn your piece of furniture over to get
the glue run down in behind the lifting veneer.


I use a wet sponge to clean up any access glue before taping
 the edges. Lay your tape on the veneered surface first and
 pull it tight over the edge.

Your drying time will vary with climate and temperature,
but a decent wait time would be 4 hours under normal

Thanks for following along with my VENEER series

Article #3  bubbled veneer 

Article #4 removing veneer

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