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Veneered Accent Table

The focal point of the accent table on page 20 is the veneered top. I used paper-backed veneer for this project. The paper backing helps to prevent the veneer from splitting and cracking. The one downside is that it's only sold in large sheets, so you end up with quite a bit of leftover veneer. Paperbacked veneer is available from a couple of the sources shown.

In addition to the veneer, you'll also need some 1⁄8"-wide, dyed inlay strips. These are available through the Woodsmith Store. And finally, to attach the top to the base, I used some tabletop fasteners from Rockler (34215).

I finished the table by first wiping on a coat of General Finishes' Seal-a-Cell to give the wood a warm color. This was followed by a couple coats of lacquer. Then I added a glaze to the finish, using General Finishes' Gel Stain (Java). Simply wipe the stain on and then wipe it off again lightly, allowing some to remain in the crevices and corners. Finally, you can give the table another coat of lacquer.

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