Mark Rayner shows you how build this simple, stylish patio drinks table from recycled materials.
You will need: 40mm galvanised nails, clamp, hammer, old wooden stool, pieces of recycled timber, paintbrush, pencil, PVA exterior glue, ruler, sandpaper, saw, screwdriver and set square. Resene Quick Dry and Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Sail.
Here's another option: Create a similar table from treated timber and stain it with any colour from the Resene Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain range.
Remove any old screws or nails from the recycled timber. Our selection of wood is reclaimed from old drawers, shelves and an old crate.
Measure, mark and cut pieces of wood to form a rectangular frame for the table top. We use six lengths of wood for our construction, but four might be sufficient. Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Position pieces of timber across the wooden frame, as shown, to form the table top. Overlap at one edge by 25mm and fix with PVA glue and nails. use a small offcut of wood to ensure pieces of wood are evenly spaced.
Fix the remaining pieces of timber into position, as shown, to complete the table top. Again, ensure the lengths of wood are evenly spaced, and overlap one edge by 25mm.
Measure, mark and cut the overhanging pieces of timber, ensuring there’s still a 25mm overlap along both ends.
Fix a leg to each corner using PVA glue and nails. Secure the leg with a clamp while nailing. Allow glue to dry.
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