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a grazing table with snacks

Overview

Summer entertaining is easy with a dedicated grazing table - one you can load up with breads, cheeses, fruits, salads, meats, and desserts and leave for guests to help themselves and enjoy. Creating a grazing table is a simple D.I.Y. project, making use of an old door or tabletop. We’ll walk you through how to make one.

Steps

1Prep the table base

If you are upcycling an old door or tabletop, the first step is prepping the base for your grazing table. Give it a light sand with a power sander or sanding block and sandpaper. Wipe away the excess dust with a microfibre cloth before laying down a drop sheet and placing the table on top.

Apply a coat of 3-in-1 primer sealer and leave to dry. If you’re using a new door or tabletop, you won’t need to sand it back – simply apply the primer.

undercoat being filled

2Apply paint

Now that the primer is dry, it’s time to apply your chosen paint colour. Make sure to give the paint a good mix before pouring it into the tray.

Apply with long, even strokes and let the roller do the work.

table being painted

3Paint the table legs

As the legs for this grazing table are metal, it’s best to use spray paint. Place the legs on top of the drop sheet, and don your safety gloves, glasses and dust mask. Hold the spray paint can 15cm from the legs to ensure you get a nice even coat, and the paint doesn’t pool or drip. Apply one coat and leave to dry.

Apply a second coat and leave to dry.

paint spray is applied on saw horses

4Secure table to legs

Once the table and legs are dry, position the table over the legs and secure with screws through the top, using a drill. You may need another person to hold the table steady as you drill.

Your grazing table is now ready to be assembled.

drilling

5Ready to get started?

Check out our wide range of doors, which are perfect for adapting into grazing tables.
a grazing table with snacks

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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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.