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olelogcabin
antique storefront door needs repair

I moved into a loghouse several years ago. I installed a storm door to help protect an antique storefront door that had been damaged due to a few years of weathering. The bottom section is 16"x26". The veneer has peeled up. My thought is to lay the door on some saw horses, and lay warm wet towels over the damaged area to soften the wood. Once pliable, put fresh glue between the frame and veneer and clamp a piece of plywood on top to cover the repaired section. Once dried, sand and refinish. I would like some input on this type of repair, doing it my way or another way. Thanks Don

JLMCDANIEL
Re: antique storefront door needs repair

It may work, however you generally need to clean all the old glue off before trying to re-glue. I would suggest that you put a piece of wax paper between the veneer and the plywood so you don't end up gluing the plywood to the door.
Jack

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