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Thread: Singer 201 - Loose veneer on Art Deco cabinet

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    Junior Member qltgrose's Avatar
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    Singer 201 - Loose veneer on Art Deco cabinet


    I searched the forum to see if there was any info on this topic, found none, so hope someone has some suggestions.

    I have a 1950's? Art Deco style cabinet with a nice 201 in it. The cabinet has some missing and loose veneer near the floor on one side. I would like to stabilize it and maybe do a light refinish on that area only.
    The rest of the cabinet is in good shape. Any ideas? suggestions on how to attempt this?

    I tried Gorilla Wood glue on a furniture cabinet I had that had loose veneer...what a mess that was! I dont want to mess this up, because I would like to eventually sell it.

    Thanks for any ideas

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    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
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    Glenn has a tutorial about fixing up the cabinets and he answers any questions you might have on there.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    It sounds like the cabinet is not all that bad. Because it is a vintage cabinet, I have the exact same one with my 201, many times leaving it the way it is showing its age and patina, it has more value.

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    Super Member Glenn's Avatar
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    Find some veneer to match the cabine cut a piece to match the area that is missing and glue it in with contact cement (no clamping is needed with contact cement just follow instructions on the glue) You can get a t Lowes or Home Depot. You can also use a good wood glue like Weldwood or elmers but you will have to apply pressure until dry.The loose veneer can be reglued with wood glue by using a hypo needle to get glue under the veneer and clamp down with wax paper between the the clamp and the veneer. You can use a flat piece of wood between the clamp andwax paper to help keep the veneer flat while the glue sets overnight. You will have to lay the cabinet on its side with area you are working on up so it will be easy to clamp or place a heavy object on it to keep the veneer flat. Once repairs or done you can apply a little stain to the area to match the rest then apply a thin coat of shellac over the repair. I f you have any questions feel free to ask them here.

    Glenn W. Cleveland

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