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40-216 How would you handle this?
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This cabinet isn't perfect but it is in good enough shape I want to try and keep it original.

I know after seeing this you may be like "NO WAY THAT IS TRASHED" however I didn't even see this spot, and the other two that are not as bad, until I got it home. Even then they are hard to see.

So I have some ideas on what to do but I'd like to see what your thoughts are about this situation.

My main goal would be to do something so that the edges poking out are at least taken care of so that when I clean it down with a cloth nothing snags.

So here is what I have...

[Image: https://i.imgur.com/DCR7LGH.jpg]
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#2
http://philcoradio.com/phorum/showthread.php?tid=16602
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#3
Strap clamp was one of the thoughts I had Icon_smile

Thanks. I'll look this over.
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#4
You can try all sorts of things. It is very likely that none of them will be permanent.

You have 2 layers of broken veneer and poor adhesion. Differences in humidity and temperature are likely to open this radius split again over time.Replacement of the veneers and inspection/repair of the underlying structure are the only long term fix.
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#5
I second what Russ said, I've tried the short cuts, they look good for maybe a year or more and then you are right back where you started.
Regards
Arran
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#6
(10-14-2017, 12:21 PM)Phlogiston Wrote: You can try all sorts of things. It is very likely that none of them will be permanent.

You have 2 layers of broken veneer and poor adhesion. Differences in humidity and temperature are likely to open this radius split again over time.Replacement of the veneers and inspection/repair of the underlying structure are the only long term fix.

(10-15-2017, 02:27 AM)Arran Wrote: I second what Russ said, I've tried the short cuts, they look good for maybe a year or more and then you are right back where you started.
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Arran

I agree. The best and maybe the only permanent repair to to remove the existing veneer, clean up and repair the structure underneath it and re-veneer. To get the columns to match (L&R) you will probably have to do both.
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