Often times we see a piece of furniture at a flea market or in an antique store that we pass up in spite of an excellent price because it looks as if the veneer is damaged beyond repair. Donna from dododsondesigns.com teaches us how to take that once-beautiful dresser home and give it new life.
In her step-by-step tutorial, Donna begins by instructing us how to repair the drawer of a dresser. This is a relatively simple process starting with re-gluing the dovetail joints and then replacing the bottom of the drawer with plywood. Using a hammer and chisel, Donna then removed the bulk of the damaged veneer. Finally, a good sanding removed any residue left behind. A dark stain was used on the front legs and top while the rest of the piece was left unstained in order to create the beautiful contrast in wood finishes.
Donna re-used the knobs that were in good condition and replaced those that were not with mercury glass knobs.