For food stylists and food bloggers, they need to have different table tops to showcase and photograph their dishes on. Although they use various tables, tablecloths, place mats and accessories to mix it up, it can get a bit challenging.
Things you will need:
- Wood of choice (I used lightweight craft boards)
- Wood stain (dark walnut)
- Old rag and paint brush (I used a 2 inch wide disposable brush)
- Hammer, rocks,nails etc (to indent & add texture)
- Sand paper block rough & smooth
- Paint color
This is how it should look. Indented, irregular and uneven. After you have the look and roundness you want. Use a heavy duty sand paper block (above right) to sand smooth and even make the edges rounder. This will remove tiny splinters in the wood.
You can also rub the edges of the wood along any hard surface. I used this method also and it was much quicker than my sculpt tool.
Next, use a dark wood stain to completely cover the entire wood area. Including all sides of each panel of your tabletop.
Wait until this completely dries. Using your (rough) sand block, lightly sand the edges until you see the paint (blue paint) coming off, revealing the stained color below. This was the best part! very cool to see :)
This is how I chose to hold the panels together. Again, I chose lightweight wood pieces for the back. Nail them onto each panel. I left a tiny space between each panel so that the distressed sides can show more. That's about all there is to this. It was such a fun, easy project to do...
Hope you have enjoyed this and found it helpful. Feel free to email me with any questions or leave me a comment. I would love to help!
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**Note: You can leave as is or cover with another coat of stain to protect it. Use the same or a lighter stain and wipe off the excess.