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Turning Merbau fence panels into furniture

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Turning Merbau fence panels into furniture

Wanted some cheap furniture, preferably not flat pack but real timber, and that fitted my spaces. Found 1800x900 merbau fence panels that I've repurposed.


Table: Made a base then added a panel for the Table top. Treated pine for legs so it can Be re-purposed outside as a bbq Table. 1800x900x700.



Wanted a console table or similar behind the sofa... cut a panel into approx thirds--rearranged strips on 1 piece to get the same pattern/dimension. threaded rod & plenty of nuts & washeRs to make the uprights, castors to allow for access to clean...1800x250x600 (LxWxH)




The entertainment Unit Was The 2nd projeCt. Merbau for th leG's was too Expensive for 70x35 so opted for pine but may replace with 88x19 merbau. Unit is 1800x450x800

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Re: turning merbau fence panels into furniture

Those are some innovative projects using panels @pete_brig. I really like the design you've gone for on the console table and great thinking on the table's treated pine legs.


Many thanks for sharing, as I trust your ideas will spark plenty of inspiration with our members.


Well done.




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Re: Turning Merbau fence panels into furniture


love the table idea. We need a new outdoor table and don’t want to spend a fortune either. Will definitely be using this idea. Thanks 😊


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