How to build a grazing table

A plain door and a pair of sturdy saw horses are all you need to make a base for an eye-catching – and on-trend – grazing table. Paint the base in colours to suit your party theme to keep the look cohesive, and layer the finished table with food-safe board set at different heights for a striking display.

Bunnings magazine, september 2020

Tools and materials

60mm screws

Clamps

Construction adhesive

Door (used as a tabletop)

Exterior paint

Mini roller and tray

Oiled and laminated karri panel (cut in store and used as cheese boards)

Pavers (used as stands)

Primer

Safety equipment

Saw horses x 2 (used as table legs)

Spray paint

Watering cans

1. Prep the table base

Paint the door with at least two coats of two-in-one paint using a mini roller, leaving to dry between each coat. Allow to dry thoroughly.

2. Paint the saw horses

Wear safety gear, including gloves, eye protection and a mask, and work in a well-ventilated area to spray paint the saw horses. Apply a spray primer and leave to dry, then apply two coats of spray paint, leaving to dry after each coat. Allow to dry thoroughly.

3. Secure door to saw horses

Position the door over the saw horses and secure with 60mm screws through the top.

4. Layer the display

Position the pavers at different heights as stands for the cut laminated panels (ensure any board you use is food safe). Apply construction adhesive between them to prevent movement, clamp and leave to dry.

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Photo Credit: Cath Muscat

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our DIY videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member

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