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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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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