|Forum topic by IdahoEv||posted 07-23-2016 02:29 AM||240 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-23-2016 02:29 AM
I’m thinking about adding some inlay to an old Ikea table, make it a little more exciting until I can afford to replace it. But I need some advice on my inlay ideas to determine if they’re really plausible.
The table is solid wood, made of birch or beech boards about an inch wide. I’d like to add some inlay of contrasting woods, running other directions or at angles. (pictures of idea attached) Here are my questions:
For context: We’ve recently had our floors and walls done, and the old table doesn’t really fit our decorating style. But we don’t have the cash for a new table just now. I’m going to stain & refinish this table to make it fit in better, but I thought I might give it a little more life with some inlay at the same time. I haven’t done inlay before, but have the tools and am generally pretty handy.
Also: I don’t care much about this table. It is 15 years old and was only $400 at the time. It’s serviceable but not lovely, so I’m okay with it being something of an experiment.
Thanks for any advice!