Hi Infarrantly Creative readers! It’s Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs and I’m back to share an easy way to customize a table top by adding wood tiling. I used some driftwood from the beach to give it a reclaimed and upcycled look. Adding wood instantly adds texture and warmth to contrast the shine of the metal. I love it!!
I used driftwood left over from our herringbone driftwood table, but for something a lot less involved, try thin hobby board.
Jigsaw with metal and slow cut wood blades
Next, we moved onto the edging. We picked up 2 – 1″ x 36″ bendable brass strips from Ace Hardware. Since we needed about 47″, we cut two 23.5″ strips using a jigsaw blade designed to cut metal.
We measured and countersunk a few holes, so that the screws would sit flush once attached to the top.
Next we predrilled holes in the wood top to avoid the wood splitting when the screws were attached.
We used small brass screws to secure the trim, leaving an overhang so that it wouldn’t slide once on the base.
We guided the trim along the edge and secured the remaining screws, using three per side, six total for both pieces of trim.
Since the 1″ trim wouldn’t cover both the original top and the new top, we decided to remove the top by cutting the welds with the dremel.
Finally, we sealed the top with a few coats of polyurethane.
and that’s it!
I LOVE the variety of wood grain!
I’m crazy about our new custom side table! It’s a great mix of rustic and glam. I also LOVE the price. I picked up the side table for $17.99, it was mismarked on the display, so my Target honored the price. The brass edging was $15 for two pieces and the rest of the materials, I had on hand! One of the advantages to having multiple projects going on at the same time 🙂
Here are a few more of my driftwood projects: