Can This Cherner Chair be Rescued?

Can This Cherner Chair be Rescued?

Janel Laban
Jan 5, 2010

Q: I came home to find a LOVELY Cherner side chair sitting by the dumpster! (I swear, my apartment has the BEST garbage finds ever! I've already scored a TV stand, another chair, and had to pass up a fabulous MCM bench because I had no place to put it) It's gorgeous and I love it... but it's in need of a little TLC. The veneer's chipped on the back and seat (larger photo below) and also on one of the legs.

It's also got a bunch of small scratches, though mainly on the back. Is there any inexpensive way to fix it? Or is it a lost cause?

My back-up plan is using a filler on the missing sections and painting the whole thing, but I'd rather not end up in that special part of furniture hell if I can avoid it (and would be willing to wait until I can afford a proper restoration if needed). This is also why I included a shot of the label, since I'm rubbish as properly dating things, but this struck me as not being a new reproduction. I'm sorry I couldn't get a clear shot, but it reads "Manufactured by Plycraft Inc, Lawrence Mass. Designed by Norman Cherner."

I look forward to any advice you may have (DIY or places in Minneapolis that might be able to help it)... but until then I may camp out in a snowbank and wait to see if any more of these suddenly appear.

Sent by Lisa

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