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A Pine panel used to make an outdoor kitchen servery.





The project


We have always wanted a bar bench on the window ledge outside our kitchen window. I think more for the look of it, but it also comes in handy as a servery from inside the kitchen to the patio outside. Recently we thought we'd have a go at it, so we bought a Pine bench


We decided to use Pine timber instead of some leftover Merbau panel, due to concerns about possible tannin leakage onto the tiles below.




David decided to attach a board along the front of the windowsill.




Securing the board so it was secure.




We made a side panel to cover the windowsill entirely and create a neat look.




Staining it with a Merbau-coloured stain to match the kitchen bench inside.




I then applied a coat of matte clear interior varnish to help protect it and make it water resistant. I also added a moulding along the metal window frame to neaten the appearance.




We couldn't be happier with the result. It makes the space look modern and creates a useful purpose. Below is a video which shows our process.



Before and after




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