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Veneering Rounded Corners

Veneering Rounded Corners

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Hi. I want to refinish an old cedar chest. The entire inside of the chest is unfinished red cedar. However the outside top, sides, and front have a veneer. Before I realized what veneer was and that this chest had it, I started sanding it because I was thinking I could sand down to the bare cedar then re-stain and seal it. Obviously, I am a novice at this!

Now I know what veneer is, and I’m thinking the best thing to do is just put new veneer over the old. If I do this, how do I prepare the old surface for the new veneer? The old veneer is not bubbling or cracked but I’ve sanded some of the finish away. Should I sand it all down to make the new adhesive bond better? I will probably use contact cement with 22 mil BFV.

I’m so confused! Please help!

Answer:

The best thing to do is completely remove the rest of the finish so you won’t have any contamination issues with the adhesive.

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