Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Peeling Veneer on Intricate Marquetry
Our task is to strip the old finish off, do any repairs to the veneer needed, and then re-finish it. We knew it was going to be a big project, but we didn't get to see just how big, until that old finish came off.
It has been put through our stripping tanks, and we now see the true state of the veneer marquetry. The veneer is peeling off badly all over the table. Some of the veneer pieces are missing completely. This means a lot of delicate glue work, and quite a bit of very careful, exacting veneer cutting. It is like trying to make a piece for a puzzle when one has been lost. Can you imagine how hard that would be? Fortunately, we have very skilled craftsmen here at our shop, but I do not envy them the job of fixing this table. I will put more pictures up as the work progresses on this pice! Do you have something with peeling veneer? Maybe a 30's era bedroom set, or a dining table that someone was not kind to? Bring it to us, you will be amazed at what we can do!