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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Remove Existing Finish

Use orbital sander with medium-grit sanding pads to remove finish in smooth, controlled manner. Wipe dust from table with damp cloth.

Add New Finish

Pour primer into paint pan liner, then use a paint roller to apply a single coat of primer to piece. Paint any remaining areas with one-inch-angled paint brush. Let dry. Replace paint pan with new liner, then pour porch and deck paint into pan. Use a paint roller to apply two even coats. Let dry. Replace paint pan with new liner, then pour floor sealer into the new liner. Use paint roller to apply a single coat. Tip: Keep paint brush nearby to brush out any air bubbles.

Create and Install Wall Cleat

Using a table saw, cut 1x2 trim approximately two inches shorter than width of table. Hold 1x2 trim below the height line marked on wall with pencil. Fasten 1x2 to wall with wood screws using drill.

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