Who knew something so functional, cool and beautiful could be created out of scraps and building tools?
The scraps? A piece of leftover wood fencing and old paint from a previous project.
The building tools? A pair of sawhorses bought for $5 total at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Orange County, California (where you can also browse their latest inventory on DiggersList!).
See Also: Design Your Own Reclaimed Wood Console Table
Not only was this suuuuper easy to make, it’s amazing how often we use it!
Fence ‘n Sawhorse Uses:
• work surface for DIY projects
• food display table for parties
• outdoor dining table
• garden decor (stand it up against a tree and hang a planter on it – the blue and green look beautiful together!)
And…it’s easy to put away. Just take off the top, fold up the sawhorses and it easily stores in the garage.
• sand paper (medium – P60, fine – 120 for smoothing to finish)
• electric hand sander
• sample can of paint and brushes (leftover if possible!)
• fence, door or leftover wood piece (any wood surface will do!)
• sawhorses (you can find these at flea markets, Habitat ReStores, garage sales and box stores)
- Sand. Smoothen top surface and sides of table. Brush off dust afterwards.
- Paint. You can apply as much or as little as you’d like…depending on the effect you want.
- Sand. This is to get that cool, weathered look. If you’d prefer to keep as is…go nuts!
- Apply Briwax. This will soften the surface as well as finish it nicely.
- Place. Put on top of sawhorses and you’re done!
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Photography and video AND music by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly