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An old pedestal stand? We turn it, we put a wooden tablet and it creates a small console.

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Necessary material

  • Pedestal stand worked
  • Medium board (W 100 cm x W 60 cm x W 1,9 cm)
  • String
  • Pencil
  • Jigsaw
  • router
  • Brush
  • Candle
  • Wood paint "Scandinavian gray"
  • Cream wood paint "chiaro"
  • Fine brush
  • Blue wood paint "cloud"
  • Plum wood paint
  • Iron straw
  • Hanging paint
  • Wood glue
  • Nails without head and short screws
  • Screwdriver
  • 2 metal squares of 10 cm

Level: Delicate
Completion time: 8 hours

Realization of the plateau

Tray to decorate

  • Draw a semicircle in the half-circle in the proportions of the table leg (here 100 cm in diameter) and cut it.
  • With the router, make an elegant groove on the rounded part to "finish" the tray (optional).
  • Pass a layer of Scandinavian gray.
  • Let dry.
  • Rub the tray with the candle flat so that the wax settles.
  • To pass a layer of cream paint "chiaro".
  • Draw a smaller half-circle to paint in Scandinavian gray: this delimits a fairly wide white band at the edge of the board.
  • With a fine paintbrush, draw a net "cloud blue" on the rounded edge of the tray.
  • Trace plum leaf friezes inside the white band and the gray part (freehand, the brush rises once to the right, once to the left and the leaves are connected by a thin wavy net).
  • Let dry.

Decorated console

  • To gently pass a straw of iron to scrape the wax and to make appear the first gray layer, that gives an old side which marries well with the foot of worked table.

Renovation of a pedestal stand

  • Apply a coat of paint.
  • Pass a layer of Scandinavian gray.
  • Let dry.
  • Scrub with the candle flat insisting on the reliefs.
  • To pass a layer of chiaro.
  • Leave to dry then rub gently with iron straw to reveal the gray of the underside.

Assembling the console

Hang your foot on the console

  • Glue the ends of the base with wood glue and place the tray centered.
  • Strengthen with nails without a head.

Screwing the brackets to the wall

  • Wait until the assembly is dry.
  • Screw the metal brackets to the wall.
  • Install the tray so that it rests on the brackets.
  • Underneath, screw on the tray taking care that the screws do not come out above.


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