I have a table I want to cover with a prefinished white shelving board I
can obtain at the home center. I believe it's some sort of pressed wood
product. The shorter shelves have finished edges but the one I am
contemplating is finished on one edge. I don't care about the back as that
would be against a wall but what can I do with the ends? I suppose I could
just sand them nice and smooth and paint with several coats of white
enamel. Or is there something better?
In case it matters the table I wish to cover is 96" x 16." The shelving
board I can get is just a little under that but I think I can make it work.
Just a long narrow table with folding legs. Covering because I don't care
for the faux wood finish and I think this would be better than painting it.
I would just shoot a few screws in from the bottom taking care to keep them
shorter than penetrating.
On Monday, May 16, 2016 at 3:29:00 PM UTC-4, Steve Kraus wrote:
If you dress up the edge of the new shelving, won't you still see the edge
of the old table top, i.e. a seam and 2 different colors/material?
Perhaps consider a piece of trim wide enough to cover both edges and hide the
seam. Wood (eventually painted white) or vinyl should work.
I actually don't remember; 3/4" or 1" I think. Wasn't concerned as the
existing table would provide supportive strength. Just want to improve the
appearance. I may end up buying the board and abandoning the project if I
am not sure that it will.
I haven't used it in many years, but this type of shelving can be
edge-finished with a pre-glued iron-on strip - bought in a roll.
Practice on a scrap first - it can tend to move around when the
Or - a strip of real-wood glue & brad - sometimes this can look
nice - natural wood finish contrasting with the plain melamine.
I don't know if they sell it in white or in white that will
sufficiently match your white, but I have a formica counter top that
is connected to nothing else. It sits on two little dressers and is
my work bench. It has no finish on the end but I bought a roll of
brown wood grain stick on stuff, and it lasted 20+ years before it
started to fall off. It's still parly on and I intend to glue the
rest back on. I still halve the roll but it required trimming, so
gluing should be easier.
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