Looking for a small piece of Zebra wood veneer & finishing advice-Cedar chest repair
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Hi All:

I am trying to repair a Lane Cedar chest from the 50's.  There is a small piece of veneer that has chipped off (and is long gone).

Any suggestions on a source for a small piece of veneer (~1 1/4" x 5/8")?

Also, and recommendations on finishing to match?  (I am thinking amber shellac) 

   

Your advice is greatly appreciated!

-Brian
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  Re: Looking for a small piece of Zebra wood veneer & finishing advice-Cedar chest repair by BpB123 (Hi All: I am tryi...)
I can certainly cut you a piece of veneer and mail it. Matching the grain might be a bit tricky. What is the thickness? 1/16"? 1/32?"

No clue on the finish. That looks considerably darker than all zebrawood I've used so it's definitely got something on it.
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  Re: RE: Looking for a small piece of Zebra wood veneer & finishing advice-Cedar chest repair by FS7 (I can certainly cut ...)
(02-23-2021, 08:23 PM)FS7 Wrote: I can certainly cut you a piece of veneer and mail it. Matching the grain might be a bit tricky. What is the thickness? 1/16"? 1/32?"

No clue on the finish. That looks considerably darker than all zebrawood I've used so it's definitely got something on it.

Thanks for the offer!  (I will connect via PM)

Here is a big picture view:

   

Since the missing piece is very small compared to the over piece, I will have lots of flexibility.  The missing piece is in the blue circle in the upper left corner.  The far left corner of the chest.

I measured the “gap” where the veneer is missing.  It is about 1mm deep, so in between 1/16 and 1/32.  I am guessing the veneer is 1/32 and the difference is the glue and finish.

Since the finish is 60 to 70 years old, I assume it has darkened over time.  I figured I would use shellac and play with the level of amber to get close.  There are a variety of colors on the piece helps as well.

But I am very open to ideas/suggestions.

Thanks again!



PS: BACK STORY - is that this was my mother’s and I want to fix it for my daughter before she takes “possession” of it.  She was getting married this year and moving out.
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