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FarPoint

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Faux Oak on cabinets peeling off
« on: June 12, 2019, 09:42:15 AM »
Just bought a 1996 Winnebego Warrior and am approaching the end of the running gear projects( I think). Looking a bit more inside now - what is the name of that vinyl overlay they apply to the "woodwork" to make the particle board look like oak?
It's even wrapped over the accent trim moldings around the cabinet doors. Looks like a vinyl wrap product and is drying out and peeling in spots.
Looks like it would be easy to replace if I can source anything even close.

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Re: Faux Oak on cabinets
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 10:53:51 AM »
Usually its a paper product thwt comes on 100,000 mile rolls that the mfg glues and squeezes on the particle board at the time the bosrd is made.  If you want something look at shelf contact paper.  If its kind of bad, think about stripping it and painting the cabinets.

FarPoint

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Re: Faux Oak on cabinets
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 08:31:20 AM »
Well, looks like I found a product that will work.
Comes in a loooong roll for about $4,000.00. Also found some ultra thin veneer product in a “Classic Oak” finish that will work. It’s on a wood backing so the only downside will be the T shaped edge mouldings may not be wide enough to stretch over the edge of any areas I replace.

Thanks for the input- I may just resort to paint.
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Faux Oak on cabinets
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 08:46:40 AM »
There are a variety of veneer products available, in numerous wood finishes (and some other styles as well) and a fairly broad price range.  It can be adhesive-backed vinyl, adhesive-backed wood, or plain wood (you apply your own adhesive). The vinyl is cheaper, of course, though some grades of vinyl are still pricey.  Vinyl is always a "finished" surface, but the wood veneers can be finished or unfinished. I'm struggling to imagine what could be priced at $4000/roll, though. Must have been huge roll!  You can get some really nice stuff for a couple hundred dollars/roll.  Check Amazon.com for 'adhesive vinyl veneer' or 'wood veneer' to view a range of styles and prices.  Ebay too.


I just bought a 3x7 ft piece of red oak wood veneer, adhesive backed, for about $70.  That is an unfinished veneer, so I stained and varnished after application.  I re-veneered two end tables in the stick house because we changed the decor and wanted a light wood instead of the former dark color/grain.
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John Canfield

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 05:07:33 PM »
For $4,000 you could probably have new cabinets made.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 05:11:23 PM »
LOL, John. Right you are!!!
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Re: Faux Oak on cabinets
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 05:12:21 PM »


I just bought a 3x7 ft piece of red oak wood veneer, adhesive backed, for about $70.  That is an unfinished veneer, so I stained and varnished after application.  I re-veneered two end tables in the stick house because we changed the decor and wanted a light wood instead of the former dark color/grain.

Gary, where did you get your veneer?
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Re: Faux Oak on cabinets
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 06:22:53 PM »
One of the vendors on Amazon.  I think it was this one or very similar:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009V308O/
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FarPoint

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Re: Faux Oak on cabinets
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2019, 09:15:39 AM »
Thanks for the link.  8). The trick for me is to get that thin veneer so the existing push in T edge moldings will cover without a “bulge”. The existing vinyl is peeling in a few places, so once I get the right product I can just go ahead and redo each panel as an ongoing project. The existing adhesive back is pretty sparse and dried out on the sections that are coming off. 
Probably shouldn’t open the side windows at highway speeds.
Could turn into a vinyl vortex.....
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2019, 09:36:30 AM »
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FarPoint

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Re: Faux Oak on cabinets
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2019, 10:38:09 PM »
Found everything I need at Windsor Plywood. They have a great selection of oak veneers, and oak wall panelling (in door skin thickness).
One side of the bathroom door was starting to peel so I pulled all the  factory “vinyl Oak” off only to reveal a totally different colour of oak finish underneath.
So I de-skinned it right down to the frame, and installed the new oak door skin and it matches pretty well.
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Re: Faux Oak on cabinets
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2019, 07:17:59 AM »
Did you take any pictures?
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Re: Faux Oak on cabinets peeling off
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2019, 07:35:34 PM »
No pics - guess I should have. Next panel that gets pulled out I will.
I usually get to it at about 10:00 PM - look at some peeling faux wood print and then just yank it out.
Kinda jump in the deep end type of thinking. And I am definitely not a finish carpenter!
Last week I noticed that the ends of the dinette seats had some water damage and the particle board was starting to swell. Pulled those out and am just replacing with plywood. Covered with good laminate. May look too nice for the rest of the rig.
Should be able to show som epics of those soon.
So far I’ve done the bathroom door, two end panels on overhead cabinets, and one complete panel under the overhead cabinet above the dinette. 6 feet long and 1 foot wide
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Re: Faux Oak on cabinets peeling off
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2019, 07:23:44 AM »
Anxious to see pictures.

I absolutely detest particle board  (:(
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