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Old 04-11-2002, 08:48 PM
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Lightbulb Beautiful fake wood inlay

I dove for an oak coffee table and end table. Great condition - very plain. Now my friends look at my oak, mahogany and pine inlaid matching livingroom set and don't believe me when I tell them I didn't spend a fortune! Most things were already in the house, otherwise I spent about $15 total! Here's how:

1-2 shades of wood stain
masking tape
paintbrushes
varnish
sandpaper
exacto knife
pencil
black sharpee marker
wet sponge

1. Sand off all old varnish from the work area.
2. Wipe away all sanding residue and allow to dry.
3. LIGHTLY sketch the design onto the wood.
4. I scored the wood (EVEN LIGHTER) to prevent the stain from running.
5. Tape off areas to be stained. This may have to be done in layers if everything is close together.
6. Carefully brush on the stain. Drier brush=neater
7. Allow to dry slightly before gently removing tape.
8. Continue the taping & staining process as necessary.
9. Carefully outline each of the sections with the marker. (hides errors)
10. Allow to COMPLETELY dry
11. Ensure that piece is dust free and apply varnish.
Voila!

I outlined the outside rim of each table with mahogany and with the pine and mahogany I made a compass-like design in the center (like an eight-pointed star with each point divided in half, alternating colors). I've finally stopped argueing and let people think that I bought it this way.
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What an interesting idea! Way to go.
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