It’s easy to create this stylish retro garden table with a little bit of help from Resene.
Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 57
Difficulty level: Moderate
You will need:
- 50mm galvanised nails
- 90mm galvanised nails
- 20mm x 40mm timber (approx 2.1m)
- 1.5m fence paling
- Exterior PVA glue
- Hammer, paintbrush,pencil
- Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Freelance
- Resene Quick Dry
- Sandpaper, saw, tape measure
- Tongue and groove landscaping timber cut to the following lengths:
To get the look: Mark painted the background fence with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Surf Crest.
Other ideas: For a soft green effect paint the table with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Dingley.
Measure, mark and cut the tongue and groove landscaping timber to the lengths listed above and then smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Assemble these together, as shown, fixing with 90mm nails and PVA glue.
Measure, mark and cut the fence paling into three 500mm pieces and then smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Attach these to form the table top, as shown, fixing with 50mm nails and PVA glue.
Measure, mark and cut the 20mm x 40mm timber into two 490mm lengths and two 540mm lengths. Smooth rough edges with sandpaper.
Attach these around the edge of the table top, as shown, fixing with 50mm nails and PVA glue. Allow glue to dry.
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the table and allow to dry.
Apply two coats of Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Freelance to the table, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.