I have a beautiful mid-century teak and teak veneer console that has chips in the veneer. I replaced some of the pieces, but I'm not particularly happy with the results (see pics). There is one place left that still needs repair. I'm not sure whether I should do it, since I could really bomb and make it worse than it was before. My questions:
When replacing veneer, how do you match the color of the original veneer?
How do you fill in the tiny cracks that inevitably form between the original and the replaced veneers?
Should I try repairing the chips that are still there, and if so, what is the best procedure to follow? I have learned veneer replacement through trial and error, and it would be good to get professional lesson.
Here are the pics: