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Crayon inlay coffee table

MitchellM
Valued Contributor
MitchellM
MitchellM
Valued Contributor

A unique finish for a coffee table using colourful crayons. You can create your own by following step-by-step instructions.

 

 

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The project

 

Begin by routing your design to a suitable depth of around 8mm, or half the thickness of your board depth.

 

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Break up crayons and lay them in the groove, and then melt with a heat gun.

 

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Scrape back the excess so that the crayon layer is flush with the surface.

 

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Sand with an orbital sander to remove any residual crayon.

 

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Apply Cabot's 250ml Clear Water Based Cabothane Interior Varnish Gloss to finish. Sand and re-coat until you achieve your desired finish.

 

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Comments
Jesse1
Junior Contributor

That looks absolutely fabulous!  

MitchellM
Valued Contributor

@Jesse1 Thank so much! It was a really fun project to build and came out better than I was expecting. You could likely use this technique on a variety of different items. Doesn't need to be a coffee table.

 

Mitchell

 

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