Using birch Ikea dining tables as desks
January 31, 2011 12:13 AM Subscribe
My partner and I will probably soon be using Ikea's Björkudden
dining tables as desks. They're made of solid birch and covered in a polyurethane/acrylic lacquer. Is this a good idea?
posted by neushoorn to shopping (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking to replace our current desks, which use brown-black Vika Amon
tops (fiberboard with acrylic paint). They look pretty terrible because the paint has chipped a lot, especially where moisture has caused the paint to bubble and then chip off.
I've sort-of settled on the Björkudden tables because they're the right size, they're within our budget, and they're not made of fiberboard.
Is lacquered birch going to be very susceptible to moisture damage? And is there anything I can do to make the tables more resistant to damage? (In addition to hounding my partner to use coasters.)