Custom Dining Room Buffet

Create a custom serving buffet from an old dining room table in just a few simple steps.

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Materials Needed:

  • wooden dining room table
  • table saw
  • orbital sander
  • medium-grit sanding pads
  • extension cord
  • pencil
  • level
  • tape measure
  • 1" angled paint brush
  • paint roller
  • roller pad
  • paint pan
  • pan liner
  • gallon of primer
  • gallon of porch and deck paint
  • gallon of floor sealer
  • drill
  • wood screws
  • 1x2 trim
  • damp cloth

Choose Proper Table

To choose proper table, focus on width and height. Depth is not important since table will be customized with new depth.

Measure and Mark Dining Room Wall

Use tape measure to determine proper width and height of serving buffet. Mark measurements on wall with pencil and level. Jot dimensions down for reference.

Cut to Size

Use tape measure to determine where to cut, mark a straight line along the top using a pencil and the level. With help of a friend, guide the table through the table saw along marked line.

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