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Woodworking monkees- question

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  1. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    My room mate for next year and I have been given a little set of shelves/ table top sort of thing for our dorm room. It's a pretty functional piece, but the top is plain plywood, and it looks like ass. We'd like to try to make it look a bit better, but are broke college students and can't afford much. We're thinking the best option might be a varnished wood veneer over the plywood, but are open for suggestions. Ideally we'd like something pretty durable, able to take some spills, etc. Any thoughts? Matching it to the rest of our furniture isn't really a concern, because we have no idea what we're going to get for that, so we can't really take that into account.
     

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  2. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Stain it and apply several coats of polyurethane.

    Follow the directions on the cans and you'll be fine.


    If you put any more effort into a project for your dorm room you're not getting the extra-curricular activities concept.

    Go have fun.
     
  3. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    Better idea..........

    go to any paint store in your area and ask for "bar topper" you can then place pictures, coins, condom wrappers, and other memoriabilia on the top and put a 1/4 inch of clear coating over the top.

    might run you 40 bucks but the effect is worth it
     
  4. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Eeew.
     
  5. PsychO!1

    PsychO!1 Monkey

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    Spray paint.....your cheapest option.