May 11th, 2008

Can Vinyl tile be used to cover a desk or bookshelf?

I'm thinking about covering my white bookcase and desk with vinyl tile to match my other furniture. Is it a good idea? Or would a wood stain be better?

Sure, but I really don't think you will like it.
With the thickness of the tile, you will see the edges which will also catch and curl over time. For a desk or bookshelf, thinner covering would be more effective.

If the items are painted, it will take extra work to sand, stain & seal for a wood finish. If they are made out of a non-solid wood, then your best bet is to repaint or cover.

Cover can be from the stick on shelf-liner material to an actual lay on top covering. I went to the fabric store and found leather looking vinyl that I trimmed to the size of each shelf. There are a big variety of coverings at a fabric store that are washable.

Ethan Allen Italian Olive Burl Vintage Secretary Desk  Bookcase
Ethan Allen Italian Olive Burl Vintage Secretary Desk Bookcase
$1,450.00
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $1,450.00

Grand Victorian Solid Rosewood Fall Front Secretary Desk w Bookcase Top c1865
Grand Victorian Solid Rosewood Fall Front Secretary Desk w Bookcase Top c1865
$2,900.00
Time Remaining: 8h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $2,900.00

SHERATON SECRETARY DESK Bookcase Top Slant Front Bottom Circa 1820 1830
SHERATON SECRETARY DESK Bookcase Top Slant Front Bottom Circa 1820 1830
$1,675.00
Time Remaining: 10h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $1,675.00

Victorian Walnut Secretary Desk Bookcase Top circa1860
Victorian Walnut Secretary Desk Bookcase Top circa1860
$1,700.00
Time Remaining: 11h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $1,700.00

French Gothic Desk with Leaded Glass Bookcase In Oak
French Gothic Desk with Leaded Glass Bookcase In Oak
$4,900.00
Time Remaining: 11h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $4,900.00

RARE GLOBE WERNICKE STACK DESK LEGS MOUNTING BRACKETS ONLY HERE LIMITED RELEASE
RARE GLOBE WERNICKE STACK DESK LEGS MOUNTING BRACKETS ONLY HERE LIMITED RELEASE
$60.00
Time Remaining: 11h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00

Antique Bookcase Secretary Desk white Oak Computer Work station
Antique Bookcase Secretary Desk white Oak Computer Work station
$295.00
Time Remaining: 17h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $295.00

SWC Chippendale Tiger Maple Bookcase Desk Newport c1780
SWC Chippendale Tiger Maple Bookcase Desk Newport c1780
$38,000.00
Time Remaining: 17h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $38,000.00

LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY MAHOGANY DESK BOOKSHELF
LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY MAHOGANY DESK BOOKSHELF
$152.21
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $232.33

54 Danish SOBERG MOBLER Teak Bookcase Desk
54 Danish SOBERG MOBLER Teak Bookcase Desk
$1,495.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $1,495.00

Sweet Solid Oak Drop Front Secretary Desk with Bookcase Top c 1900
Sweet Solid Oak Drop Front Secretary Desk with Bookcase Top c 1900
$895.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $895.00

Vintage Bookcase Lighted Desk unit Very nice wall unit local pickup Nice
Vintage Bookcase Lighted Desk unit Very nice wall unit local pickup Nice
$250.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 54m

36873E STICKLEY Chippendale Mahogany Secretary Desk w Bookcase Top
36873E STICKLEY Chippendale Mahogany Secretary Desk w Bookcase Top
$3,650.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 29m

Antique Oak Open Bookcase 3 Drawer Slant Lid Secretary Bureau Desk c1940
Antique Oak Open Bookcase 3 Drawer Slant Lid Secretary Bureau Desk c1940
$699.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $699.00

Antique Empire Secretary Desk Bookcase Early 1800s Was Church Refectory 2pcs
Antique Empire Secretary Desk Bookcase Early 1800s Was Church Refectory 2pcs
$1,199.99
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 49m

Vintage Antique Mission Craftsman Shaker Oak Desk With Side Bookcases
Vintage Antique Mission Craftsman Shaker Oak Desk With Side Bookcases
$395.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $395.00

Vintage Mahogany Breakfront  Secretary Desk Gilded gold Windows Hutch Bookcase
Vintage Mahogany Breakfront Secretary Desk Gilded gold Windows Hutch Bookcase
$990.00
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 24m

Antique Arts Crafts Mission Solid Tiger Oak Desk with Bookcase Shelves
Antique Arts Crafts Mission Solid Tiger Oak Desk with Bookcase Shelves
$900.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $900.00

ANTIQUE Oak Side by Side Secretary Writing DeskBookcaseCabinetScroll Carving
ANTIQUE Oak Side by Side Secretary Writing DeskBookcaseCabinetScroll Carving
$595.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 6m

LARGE ANTIQUE ITALIAN VENETIAN ANTIQUE BURL  MIRROR SECRETARY BOOKCASE DESK
LARGE ANTIQUE ITALIAN VENETIAN ANTIQUE BURL MIRROR SECRETARY BOOKCASE DESK
$3,820.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $3,820.00

ITALIAN VENETIAN STYLE OLIVE BURL NEOCLASSICAL PARQUETRY DESK SECRETARY BOOKCASE
ITALIAN VENETIAN STYLE OLIVE BURL NEOCLASSICAL PARQUETRY DESK SECRETARY BOOKCASE
$1,771.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $1,771.00

SLIGH STYLISH ENGLISH REGENCY OVAL GEORGIAN LEATHER TOP WRITING BOOKCASE DESK
SLIGH STYLISH ENGLISH REGENCY OVAL GEORGIAN LEATHER TOP WRITING BOOKCASE DESK
$1,567.50
Time Remaining: 2d 13m
Buy It Now for only: $1,567.50

Oak Desk Bookcase Side by Side Bowed Glass with Mirror Cabinet and Carvings
Oak Desk Bookcase Side by Side Bowed Glass with Mirror Cabinet and Carvings
$300.00
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00

Antique American Federal Mahogany Secretary Bookcase desk EXCELLENT
Antique American Federal Mahogany Secretary Bookcase desk EXCELLENT
$9,499.99
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $9,499.99

Antique Mission Craftsman Stickley  Shaker Partner Oak Desk W Side Bookcases
Antique Mission Craftsman Stickley Shaker Partner Oak Desk W Side Bookcases
$995.00
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $995.00

Antique Tiger Oak Side by Side Secretary Desk Book Case Beveled Leaded Glass
Antique Tiger Oak Side by Side Secretary Desk Book Case Beveled Leaded Glass
$1,525.00
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $1,525.00

Victorian 1870 Antique Walnut Secretary Desk Bookcase Top Carved Grapes
Victorian 1870 Antique Walnut Secretary Desk Bookcase Top Carved Grapes
$2,500.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $2,500.00

Stunning Victorian style cylinder bureau bookcase desk
Stunning Victorian style cylinder bureau bookcase desk
$1,051.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 35m

antique secretary desk bookcase china cabinet
antique secretary desk bookcase china cabinet
$500.00
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00

STUNNING QUARTERSAWN OAK GLOBE WERNICKE BARRISTER STACKABLE BOOKCASES W DESK
STUNNING QUARTERSAWN OAK GLOBE WERNICKE BARRISTER STACKABLE BOOKCASES W DESK
$860.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00

52623 BEACON HILL Secretary Desk w Bookcase Top
52623 BEACON HILL Secretary Desk w Bookcase Top
$1,375.00
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $1,375.00

Antique Oak Open Bookcase 3 Drawer Slant Lid Secretary Bureau Desk c1940 AS IS
Antique Oak Open Bookcase 3 Drawer Slant Lid Secretary Bureau Desk c1940 AS IS
$499.00
Time Remaining: 3d 28m

ANTIQUE ARTS  CRAFTS STYLE DESK TOPSTORAGE DOCUMENT BOXSIGNED BY MAKER
ANTIQUE ARTS CRAFTS STYLE DESK TOPSTORAGE DOCUMENT BOXSIGNED BY MAKER
$97.50
Time Remaining: 3d 34m
Buy It Now for only: $97.50

Antique Burl Walnut Victorian Secretary Roll Desk Bookcase
Antique Burl Walnut Victorian Secretary Roll Desk Bookcase
$200.00
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 39m

Quartered quarter sawn oak barrister bookcase desk leaded drawers original 14950
Quartered quarter sawn oak barrister bookcase desk leaded drawers original 14950
$1,875.00
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 44m

ANTIQUE OAK LARKIN STYLE DESK DROP FRONT SECRETARY BOOKCASE
ANTIQUE OAK LARKIN STYLE DESK DROP FRONT SECRETARY BOOKCASE
$275.00
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00

VICTORIAN FURNITURE PRICE VALUES COLLECTORS BOOK bed desk couch cabinet bookcase
VICTORIAN FURNITURE PRICE VALUES COLLECTORS BOOK bed desk couch cabinet bookcase
$12.95
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95

1800 curved glass bookcase inlaid marketry drop front secretary desk unusual
1800 curved glass bookcase inlaid marketry drop front secretary desk unusual
$850.00
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $850.00

1900 10 OLD FINISH RARE SECRETARY BOOKCASE DESK W 3 LION HEADS ROUTER CARVING
1900 10 OLD FINISH RARE SECRETARY BOOKCASE DESK W 3 LION HEADS ROUTER CARVING
$2,495.00
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $2,495.00

Fine Victorian Walnut Secretary Desk Bookcase Parchment  Quill Carvings c1865
Fine Victorian Walnut Secretary Desk Bookcase Parchment Quill Carvings c1865
$2,500.00
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $2,500.00

Vintage antique mission oak desk with bookcases
Vintage antique mission oak desk with bookcases
$300.00
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00

GORGEOUS ANTIQUE SIDE BY SIDE SECRETARY BOOKCASE GOLDEN OAK LARKIN DESK ca 1900
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE SIDE BY SIDE SECRETARY BOOKCASE GOLDEN OAK LARKIN DESK ca 1900
$895.00
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $895.00

RARE MODEL 1880s MAHOGANY ROPE TWIST GALLERY LION HEAD BOOKCASE SECRETARY DESK
RARE MODEL 1880s MAHOGANY ROPE TWIST GALLERY LION HEAD BOOKCASE SECRETARY DESK
$1,895.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $1,895.00

1900 10 QUARTERSAWN OAK CURVED GLASS BOOKCASE SECRETARY DESK CLAW FEET
1900 10 QUARTERSAWN OAK CURVED GLASS BOOKCASE SECRETARY DESK CLAW FEET
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $1,995.00

Vintage HEYWOOD WAKEFIELD Bookcase Desk w Dogbone Chair
Vintage HEYWOOD WAKEFIELD Bookcase Desk w Dogbone Chair
$349.95
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 30m

Walnut Eastlake Victorian Cylinder Barrel Roll Desk Secretary Bookcase Top
Walnut Eastlake Victorian Cylinder Barrel Roll Desk Secretary Bookcase Top
$2,195.00
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $2,195.00

Antique Fabulous French Empire Style Bookcase + Vintage Craftsman Office Desk
Antique Fabulous French Empire Style Bookcase + Vintage Craftsman Office Desk
$2,700.00
Time Remaining: 4d

BORGE MOGENSEN DANISH MID CENTURY MODERN WALL UNIT BOOK SHELVES FOLD DOWN DESK
BORGE MOGENSEN DANISH MID CENTURY MODERN WALL UNIT BOOK SHELVES FOLD DOWN DESK
$6,995.00
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $6,995.00

Victorian Oak Cylinder Roll Secretary Desk Bookcase Top w working Keys c1890s
Victorian Oak Cylinder Roll Secretary Desk Bookcase Top w working Keys c1890s
$1,400.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $1,400.00

RARE GLOBE WERNICKE STACK DESK LEGS MOUNTING BRACKETS ONLY HERE LIMITED RELEASE
RARE GLOBE WERNICKE STACK DESK LEGS MOUNTING BRACKETS ONLY HERE LIMITED RELEASE
$60.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00

VICTORIAN ROLL TOP ANTIQUE SECRETARY BOOKCASE DESK WALNUT 1890S OTTAWA IL
VICTORIAN ROLL TOP ANTIQUE SECRETARY BOOKCASE DESK WALNUT 1890S OTTAWA IL
$3,999.99
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 1m

VICTORIAN ROLL TOP ANTIQUE SECRETARY BOOKCASE DESK WALNUT 1890S OTTAWA IL
VICTORIAN ROLL TOP ANTIQUE SECRETARY BOOKCASE DESK WALNUT 1890S OTTAWA IL
$3,999.99
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 3m

Antique Butler Desk w Bookcase Cherry Walnut Circa 1880 OH Amish Built 2 Piece
Antique Butler Desk w Bookcase Cherry Walnut Circa 1880 OH Amish Built 2 Piece
$1,150.00
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $1,150.00

16613 Antique Victorian Burl Walnut Cylinder Secretary Bookcase Desk
16613 Antique Victorian Burl Walnut Cylinder Secretary Bookcase Desk
$1,650.00
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $1,650.00


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.