Restoring Plywood Furniture

Plywood has been used to make furniture for some time. Although not made of solid wood this furniture is quite strong and can be restored to repair damage and wear to the surface and finish. This is a guide about restoring plywood furniture.

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Question: Restoring a Plywood Hutch

I have a hutch that I really would like to restore. My mother bought it for me at a yardsale last year and it is my first hutch, so it is very special to me. My kitchen table is light oak which I love but the hutch is dark brown and not solid wood. I think it is like plywood or something so I don't think I can sand it down and restain it, but I could be wrong. I thought about painting it but I don't want to ruin the material. The hutch is large and has alot of detail in the bottom cabinets. I have filled it with white china pieces that are special to me. Any suggestions would be great.

Thank you,
Robin

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

February 19, 2005

Paint it, and maybe do a faux finish that you like. There are lots of books and magazines on faux finishes now. Esp. since the piece isn't really solid wood , you might as well do something cute with it.

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