- wood stain
- a sander (optional, but more than pays for itself through the course of the project)
- new knobs
- 1/2 yard of fabric (we chose suede)
- pillow stuffing
Step 1: Sand
Step 2: Remove the Slats
Step 3: Making the Inlay
Ours was thin enough that we could attach the suede to the plank using a generic office stapler.
To secure the inlays to the cabinet we simply cut a piece of the same wood, larger. That laid over the backside (giving it a nice finished backing) and we used small wood nails to attach it to the cabinet. The inlays are actually tightly caught between the cabinet and this back support.
Step 4: Voila!
Make sure whatever stain you use is sealed after, we used polyurethane to seal ours.
A tip: lay several coats and make them thick. Once you're finished, go back over the furniture with a fine grit sand paper (we used 20) to take the rough edge off and give it a nice finish.
Protected and smooth!
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