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Mark Rayner transforms a kitset table ideal for backyard or beach gardens (itís very wind resistant) using Resene Timber and Furniture Gel.

You will need: A kitset barbecue table, including bolts and screws needed for assembly, screwdriver, adjustable spanner, small paintbrush, clean lint-free cloth, latex gloves and sandpaper. Resene Timber and Furniture Gel in Resene Silvered Grey.

Top tip: If you’re using this product on an old, weathered table, the wood should first be treated with Resene Moss & Mould Killer and then cleaned with Resene Timber and Deck Wash.

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Step 1 how to transform a kitset table ideal for backyard

Step 1
Following manufacturer’s instructions, place the tabletop face down on flat ground and fix the leg sections into position, bolting through the underside brackets, as shown.

Step 2 how to transform a kitset table ideal for backyard

Step 2
Fix the diagonal support braces to the legs, screwing into position through the pilot holes provided.

Step 3 how to transform a kitset table ideal for backyard

Step 3
Turn the table the right way up and screw through the pilot holes in the table top, fixing the support braces to the underside of the table top.

Step 4 how to transform a kitset table ideal for backyard

Step 4
Position seats on to seat supports and fasten with screws.

Step 5 how to transform a kitset table ideal for backyard

Step 5
Lightly smooth off any rough edges with sandpaper.

Step 6 how to transform a kitset table ideal for backyard

Step 6
Using a small paintbrush, carefully apply the Resene Timber and Furniture Gel between the slats on the table top and seats.

Step 7 how to transform a kitset table ideal for backyard

Step 7
Turn table upside down. Apply the Resene Timber and Furniture Gel to the underside of its top and seats with a clean lint-free cloth. Lightly rub the gel along the timber grain using medium pressure to help penetration.

Step 8 how to transform a kitset table ideal for backyard

Step 8
Turn the table the right way up and apply the Resene Timber and Furniture Gel to the rest of it. Leave to dry for an hour. Apply a second coat of gel to the entire table. Allow this to dry well before using the table.

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