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Delboy25/04/2010 15:17:49
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Not sure if this is the correct location for this post but I am thinking of making a writing bureau as my next project. My problem is it will sit next to a teak wall unit and therefore I would like to consider a similar look/finish.
I guess availabilty and cost rules out solid wood so am thinking along the lines of veneered board (apologies to all you purists out there). However the problem as always is edging. Hardwood lipping always shows up as such because you can never match grain & colour etc so am unsure how this would look.
The alternative would be the stick on edging which would overcome the above problem but may not be ideal and result in other problem areas - certainly would rule out any profile edgings etc which may result in a boring "boxy" look.
So basically has anyone ever made such a bureau out of veneered board and if so, what did you do?
Any advice comments would be very welcome. 
Mailee25/04/2010 17:06:37
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Why not make your own hardwood lipping. If you thickness it thin enough, (if that makes sense) You won't notice it has been added due to grain pattern? Just a thought.
Delboy25/04/2010 18:25:12
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Thanks Mailee
Yes I must admit I hadn't of doing a thin lipping which is a good point 

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