The top of a teak Danish Modern style of dresser was scorched when a hot
clothes iron was left on it. A lot of the other furniture in the house
(living room and dining room) is also teak but from a much earlier era and
built with reasonably heavy veneers. Over the years I have successfully
sanded or steel-wooled out minor imperfections in the better-built units.
When I tried to sand out the scorch mark, the veneer was so thin I sanded
right through it to the base material.
Now we are considering reveneering the top. Years ago I had done a little
veneering on some small pieces that were to be used as serving pieces for
cakes and the like. I have also used Formica types of laminate to finish
kitchen counter tops so I am not a complete novice in the process.
The dresser top in question is 88' long and just under 18'' deep.
Looking through Google I came cross two sources of veneers that might fit
Rockler has flexible sheets that are 2' by 8'. It is 1/64" thick, paper
backed with pressure sensitive adhesive.
Constantine's has flexible sheets that are 8' by 1.5' and 1/16". Their
description does not mention adhesive but refers to "glued down". They also
have the peel-n-stick that sounds like the Rockler product. Constantine's
recommends it is best finished with varnish or polyurethane. The rest of the
dresser and all the other pieces are oil finished.
I would like to get opinions on these products particularly if you have
actually used them. Self adhesive certainly sounds easier, but sure that
there must be downside I want opinions from users rather than the suppliers.