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Stone-Top Night Table

Molding adds character and serves as a border for a new cut-to-fit limestone top. A coat of pale-yellow paint is the finishing touch.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2005


  • Measuring tape

  • Baseboard cap molding

  • Miter box

  • Wood glue

  • 1 1/2-inch finishing nails

  • Wood putty

  • Sandpaper/sander

  • Primer and paint

  • 1/2-inch thick limestone


  1. Measure the perimeter of your tabletop.

  2. Cut four strips of baseboard cap molding (available at lumberyards) to size in a miter box, making a 45-degree angle at each end.

  3. Attach molding around the top edge of the table with wood glue and 1 1/2-inch finishing nails; countersink nails with a nail set.

  4. Fill holes with wood putty, then sand them smooth. Prime and paint the entire nightstand. Have a piece of 1/2-inch-thick limestone cut to fit at a tile store, and place it inside the molding border.

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