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    Making a Herringbone Pattern with Mouldings

    At Boulanger, we dare using colours and patterns! With the strong herringbone design trend, we created a unique table top, composed of an assembly of mixed-colour mouldings.

    The key to making a herringbone pattern is symmetry. This ornamental pattern consists, in a way, of a mirror effect of rectangular shapes. Therefore, it is easily reproduced by using contemporary mouldings that have square profiles.

    Table Sketch

    Here’s how to make this tabletop in a few steps:

    The Making

    1. Draw a sketch to determine the approximate positioning of each colour.
    2. Choose the moulding to make your herringbone pattern. We chose a contemporary framing of the PURE Collection. Model 801253 with a 3-1/2 inch width and rounded edges allowed us to obtain a symmetrical relief and accentuate the joints between the pieces. Here, the wooden inserts are made from a pine edge-glued Brico Pano.
    3. Determine the size and number of pieces required.
    4. Make 45-degree angle cuts, keeping in mind that your herringbone pattern will produce a mirror effect.
    5. Draw a line lengthwise in the middle of your tabletop, and arrange your pieces to visualize colour placement.
    6. Proceed with painting.
    7. Nail and glue each piece. Retouch damaged areas with paint as needed.
    8. To protect the surface and facilitate its use, you could add a plexiglass or a custom-cut glass surface.

    Table motif chevrons

    Although the idea was to make a unique work surface, it could very well serve as a headboard or a wall decoration piece! This is a work of art in itself!

    The colonial-style mouldings could create a different and very interesting look on this panel. Playing with a variety of moulding profiles and widths will allow you to create unique and customized assemblies.