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Breakfast place setting

Create this vibrant place setting from a plain pine picture frame and a bamboo table mat – and Resene Waterborne Colorwood natural wood stain.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 26

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: A bamboo table mat, paintbrush, pencil, plain pine picture frame with backing board, pva glue and scissors. Resene Aquaclear satin and a Resene Waterborne Colorwood testpot in Resene Clementine.

To get the look: Mark stained the dining table with Resene Waterborne Colorwood natural wood stain tinted to Resene Mahogany.

Other ideas: For a darker look, try staining the place setting with Resene Waterborne Colorwood tinted to Resene Dark Ebony.

Step 1
Step one
Remove the backing board from the pine picture frame.
Step 2
Step two
Place the bamboo table mat underneath the picture frame and trace around the edge with a pencil, as shown.
Step 3
Step three
Using the pencil lines as a guide, cut the bamboo table mat to fit the frame.
Step 4
Step four
Remove the strings holding the bamboo sticks together, as shown.
Step 5
Step five
Fix the backing board back into the frame using PVA glue, allowing the glue to dry for a couple of hours.
Step 6
Step six
Turn the frame the right way up and glue the bamboo sticks onto the backing board, as shown.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one generous coat of Resene Waterborne Colorwood Clementine to the bamboo and outer frame and leave for 48 hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear to the bamboo and outer frame, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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