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Old 02-03-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Anyone Have Experience With Veneering Doors?


Bare with me, Im a framer not a finisher... I had a demo crew wreck the finish on a couple solid core oak doors. Can we sand the surface to take varathane off, then glue on a sheet of 36" oak veneer, re stain, and varathane? Good as new? Or am I better off having new doors made at ?
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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IMO, you will be money ahead just buying new doors.

Owners will beotch if you try & do a patch job & you will end up buying new ones anyways.
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IMO, you will be money ahead just buying new doors.
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A lot of glue and a vacuum pump Router the excess off and finish
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:44 AM   #6
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If you are redoing all the doors and have a sprayer/ good game plan to finish them then i say reveneer but if your trying to match existing no way unless you take them to a company where thats what they do.
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I agree, just replace them. The owner will always know they were damaged doors that were repaired. They will be happier with new ones.
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Bare with me, Im a framer not a finisher... I had a demo crew wreck the finish on a couple solid core oak doors. Can we sand the surface to take varathane off, then glue on a sheet of 36" oak veneer, re stain, and varathane? Good as new? Or am I better off having new doors made at ?

Finish & veneer are 2 different things. If they just damaged the finish, it might be fairly easily repaired. If they got through to the veneer, it's a different story. Got any pics?
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are you indicating only the 'finish' is damaged and no surface damage to the wood took place? Is a 'solid core oak' door the same thing as a solid oak door or is it just a 'cheap' solid core w/ oak veneer? If it's an expensive door and there is surface damage you could get an experienced finisher to fix it but it may bode well for you to have the finisher come in and repair it instead of you trying this if you don't have experience-the HO may view this as you stepping up to the plate
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Funny you ask that question we just did a job which required us to vaneer the panels inside the doors and the back was vaneered as well it was an old kitchen and wierd cabinet construction and it sucked, it was a nightmare. Youre far better off ordering new doors, let a shop spray the finish on because you can't get it to look as good as a sprayed finish.

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