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Cabinet refacing material to cover coffee table?

Posted by ynnej (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 18, 11 at 20:30

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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RE: Cabinet refacing material to cover coffee table?

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


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RE: Cabinet refacing material to cover coffee table?

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


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RE: Cabinet refacing material to cover coffee table?

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.


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RE: Cabinet refacing material to cover coffee table?

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Oakwood veneers


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RE: Cabinet refacing material to cover coffee table?

Rather than a veneer, how about parquet floor tile?


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RE: Cabinet refacing material to cover coffee table?

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.


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RE: Cabinet refacing material to cover coffee table?

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.


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