re-using gumwood veneer panels
Our 80 year old kitchen is all natural (turned orange) gumwood. The cabinet doors have gumwood veneer panels. We would like to re-use them by reframing them into new cabinets (slightly resized) with surrounds of some different wood. Anyone have any suggestions or advice regarding: what kind of wood to use? Can the veneer panels be stripped and if so how best to re-seal them? Can gumnwood that has turned orange with age be brought back to it's original color (which is quite pale almost pink-ivory). The grain on the veneer panels is exceptionally attractive and we would love to keep them. If they cannot be lightened, can they be darkened with stain so that the grain still shows? Would very much appreciate any advice or any experience from others who have worked with gumwood. Thanks so much!