Veneer - Pressed Wood desk

katefisherApril 22, 2008

I hope my question is appropriate to this forum.

Last weekend my neighbor gave us a slightly older rolltop style desk that upon closer inspection is made of veneer. From across the street it looked like wood:)

Anyway if we can't do something to fix the damaged surface I will take it to the thrift store. But can it be painted or improved somehow? I'm guessing that something made of this material cannot be refinished per se.

Thank you.

Kate

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Jon1270

Kate, you haven't described the damage. What, as precisely as possible, is wrong with this piece?

    Bookmark   April 22, 2008 at 4:43PM
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bobismyuncle

... and you haven't described the "veneer" If it's wood veneer, it's not a problem. If it's a plastic veneer, you have less chance.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2008 at 5:55PM
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lindac

I believe there was most often some veneer on "older" roll top desks.
How about a picture?
Linda C

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 8:49PM
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