When you buy a piece of furniture that is expected to do yeoman service—a tabic for children's use, for example—you can add years to its life by applying a plastic laminate to the top. Your home center has plastic laminates in stock or can order one for you. This material is applied like a veneer, with contact cement. Follow the instructions given in Chapter 10. Plastic laminates resist damage from just about everything and look good as well.
If the unfinished furniture you buy is of a hardwood that has no grain, color or character, you might consider applying a veneer of mahogany, cherry, walnut or other fine wood to the large, flat areas such as the top, sides, or drawer fronts. This can turn good but nondescript furniture into something worth having for a> long time.
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