Protecting a Wooden Dining room tableMay 10 2011 at 8:48 AM
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We have a gorgeous solid cherry dining room set that our neighbor gave us a few years ago. He just bought a fancy custom table and wanted that one out of his house ASAP. With two messy eaters, I need some way to protect it. I always keep it covered with a white vinyl table protector, but the problem is that the white vinyl is getting stained and it's textured so it's difficult to clean.
I'd love to get a plexiglass table-top cover the table, but plexiglass is really expensive and it would be over $300. Glass would probably be around $250, but I worry about them dropping a plate or glass on it and breaking it.
I've thought about having DH laminate a piece of formica to a 1/4" sheet of particle board and using that for a table top, but he says that would still cost $60 or so.
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