|« Drinks for Big People||Congratulations it's a Door! »|
I purchased this desk in Watertown, NY at a junk shop. I loved the shape, it made me think of the retro future style of the 50's. The poor thing was really beat up and needed major help. I was working full time and needed a desk so I lightly sanded it with the power sander, filled the chips with wood patch and spray painted it.
Several years and moves later, we're back at square one. The side veneer is chipped all along the bottom as well as one of drawers. The paint is worn and just sad.
I'm going to talk about the veneer chips and how to repair them for a piece of furniture of this quality, (low, I would have stained this piece of furniture if I could have). I would never do this on an antique or something I was going to stain.
This is the type of chip that is present in several places on the desk. The veneer is missing and probably littering some stretch of highway somewhere on the eastern seaboard. It's too big to fill with wood filler. Instead the husband and I picked up Band-It Veneer Edging.
First I trimmed a piece of the iron on edging about the size of the chip.
I remember when you bought this desk!! Looks great!
Nicely done. I learned something new. The iron on veneer patch was a great idea. The desk looks great. A bit nautical.
Wow, it is beautiful. I had never heard of veneer patches. Funny, I should have known because North Pacific Plywood was a veneer plant where my father worked. Often he spoke about patches.
Thanks for the compliments! It was time this desk looked a little more grown up. It needed a bold look because it is a small scale piece of furniture. When I bought it, I was able to bring it home in my hatchback sedan.
You’ve done a beautiful job!
You’re soooo clever Leslie I am glad you have something to remind you of Watertown
This post has 50 feedbacks awaiting moderation...