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Picture frame table

Use an old wooden picture frame to create this fabulous occasional table.

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 27

Difficulty level: Challenging

You will need: a wooden picture frame, a piece of 19mm plywood cut to fit the picture frame, sandpaper, screwdriver, wooden table legs and brackets, drill with drill bits, PVA glue, paintbrush, paint stirrer and a damp cloth. Resene Quick Dry, Resene Aquaclear semi-gloss, Resene Colorwood Whitewash, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Eighth Lemon Grass and Resene Lemon Grass.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Half Tea.

Other ideas: To create a more theatrical look, paint the table legs with Resene Pohutukawa and the frame with a basecoat of Resene Porsche and two topcoats of Resene Bullion.

Step 1
Step one
Sand the piece of plywood and the wooden table legs, running in the direction of the grain. Wipe off any sanding residue with a damp cloth and lightly sand the picture frame to ‘key’ the surface. Wipe off any sanding residue with a damp cloth.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the picture frame and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply two coats of Resene Lemon Grass to the picture frame, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Fix the table leg brackets to each corner of the underside of the piece of plywood, first drilling a 10mm hole (approximately 15mm deep) aligned with the central hole on each bracket.

Step 5
Step five
Carefully stir the Resene Colorwood Whitewash and apply one coat to the top of the piece of plywood, brushing in the direction of the grain.
Step 6
Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Aquaclear semi-gloss to the top of the piece of plywood, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Fix the plywood into the frame with PVA glue and screw the table legs into the brackets. Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the table legs and underside of the table. Allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Eighth Lemon Grass to the table legs and underside of the table, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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