4/24/2011

Helpful Hint ~ Removing Veneer

I just discovered an easy way to remove old veneer from furniture when it cannot be saved. My friend, Gail told me about this when I was showing her some furniture that I was working on. Remember this piece that I just purchased at a garage sale and showed you in my Diamonds In The Rough! week 4 feature? (You can check that out HERE)

The top looked like this...

I could not repair this due to the extreme damage. Gail said, "Just use your heat gun!"

So, with my trusty heat gun and a putty knife, I was able to remove the veneer in about 20 minutes, even the parts that were really stuck on well! Removing veneer had never been so easy before.

I just thought that those of you, who love to fix up old tired pieces of furniture like I do, would appreciate knowing this handy hint. Thanks Gail.


Now I bet you can't wait to see the finished project...just give me a week and I should have it done to show you the reveal!

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17 comments:

  1. Thanks that is good to know. I thought furniture was hopeless w/ that problem.

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  2. What a great tip thank you so much.have a great week. take care.

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  3. Wow i never knew you could do that and remove it. I really can't wait to see it, dee x

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  4. Great tip! This should save alot of frustation and time.

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  5. Hi Terry, Thanks so much for stopping by! So nice to meet you. This is a great tip on removing veneer! Now I want to look for an old piece of furniture to try it on!

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  6. Great tip! I have some old end tables and dresser with veneer and I've been trying to decide how to remove the veneer - now I know! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  7. Thank you for information ..I have an old desk with peeling top!

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  8. I had never heard of using the heat gun to remove veneer! Thanks for the heads up!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  9. Thanks for sharing! We have a heat gun for t-shirt screen printing!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  10. Good to know, thanks so much for sharing! I have a piece in my garage that I have't done anything with because of this!

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  11. Oh thanks for that great tip. i have a piece sitting in my home I haven't touched because I was regretting the task of dealing with the damaged veneer. soooo grateful. can't wait to see the finished piece.
    Caroline

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  12. Hey Terry
    Great tip!!

    Do you think it will work on this??

    http://janesjunkandtreasures.blogspot.com/2011/04/gift-from-sadness.html

    I got a comment for a follower to try and glue it down, but I think there's to much damage!!
    What to you think?

    Blog on,
    Jane

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  13. What a great tip and great timing for me. I have some projects I need to start.
    I found you from the link party.
    Renee@ reneeschirpings.blogspot.com

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  14. Gosh, I could have used that hint last year. I'll remember it for next time. Thanks for the hint.
    Babs

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  15. Gail, this is a useful tip. Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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