How to Trim Out a Plain Table
This bedside perch now boasts one-of-a-kind style, thanks to strips of decorative molding
Once a nondescript catchall for books, photos, and knickknacks, this bedside perch now boasts one-of-a-kind style, thanks to strips of decorative molding. To make your own, start with a table that has a tall, slightly recessed apron. Assemble lengths of stock molding, available at home centers for $5 to $8 for a 6-foot piece, into a pattern you like. Cut pieces to size, and use wood glue to adhere them to your table. Finally, stain them to match the table, or coat with latex paint in a bright hue for an extra pop of color.
Overview for Trimming Out a Plain Table
For the best look and fit, choose profiles that are about the same depth. Ornate moldings, such as rope and astragal, are good choices.