How To: Turn Wood Shims into a Table Runner

How To: Turn Wood Shims into a Table Runner
Whitney was looking for something to dress her naked dining table. After considering options for table runners, she decided to make her own using wood shims. Varying the skinny and fat ends of the shims even things out so her tablescape above sits level. The outcome provides interest and texture to her previously unadorned table! Other things you'll need to make one include a glue gun, some fabric and wood stain. Visit Shanty 2 Chic to see how to put them all together. 

created at: 04/03/2013

Wood Shim Table Runner DIY [Shanty 2 Chic]

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Elke on Apr 04, 2013:

I love this, it looks very beautiful. Could also imagine in white tints on a dark table.
- Elke

Chris Gardner on Apr 03, 2013:

I actually quite like this one. It's clever. Reversing the shims for the variation in height helps, and I dig the multiple colors of stain. I wonder how that hot glue will hold up after lots of dishes sliding around, and the temperature and moisture of hot meals. They make yellow "wood" glue sticks for hot glue guns that might be a better option here, or using actual wood glue for strength and the hot glue as "clamps" to keep everything together while the wood glue sets. 

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