I was given a coffee table that was my grandmothers. It is a nice table as
it stand but a little old looking for our contemporary house. I'd like to
update the appearance a bit.
I'm told the top is solid maple. It is a medium wood tone. The top is
easily removed from the base. My plan is to trim about an inch from all
sides and then add an edging from some leftover birch plywood I have. The
color will be close enough to proved a good contrast, and having the
multiple plies around the edge will give it a contemporary look to match the
shelves and bookcase I made a couple of years ago.
My question is the about the corners. With my tablesaw it will be hard to
get a good miter to fit exactly. Is it OK to just put two strips on the
long side and leave them extended about an inch, then cut two shorter pieces
to fit in the ends? Any reason they should be mitered?
I plan to sand them even before I put on the polyurethane finish so it will
all blend together just like it has always been there.
Robert Vandernaught, Jr.