Cabinet refacing material to cover coffee table?

ynnejSeptember 18, 2011

My husband is building a coffee table. He used a cheap plywood and is now realizing that this wood is not so attractive. I was wondering if it would be possible to cover it with cabinet refacing material? It's a very simple design- no curves.

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RRM1

Just use veneer, there are hundreds of different types and species. Many beautiful and expensive antiques are veneered.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2011 at 12:59AM
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ynnej

Thank you. I wonder why Lowe's doesn't carry it?

    Bookmark   September 21, 2011 at 2:38PM
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RRM1

Check with a lumber yard that carries hardwoods. A little too specialized for Lowe's or HD. Talk to a local cabinet maker, he'll know.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2011 at 11:56PM
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clg7067

I like to order from oakwood. I have never been unhappy with their products.

Here is a link that might be useful: Oakwood veneers

    Bookmark   September 29, 2011 at 2:56PM
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patty_cakes

Rather than a veneer, how about parquet floor tile?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 12:07AM
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RRM1

Unless you have something really nice to edge it with flooring will look a little clunky. Even then you'll have a thick applique on top of an existing base and unless you have some real skills it will end up looking like something out of a 7th grade wood shop.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 10:10PM
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jhodg13

Been in the cabinet and furniture business for a long time.
My advice is to search the internet in your home market for some quality veneer material in what ever wood specie you prefer to use.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 1:38PM
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