From unfinished wood crates and unfinished work bench to, TA-DA, beautiful BBQ Grill Station
Unfinished workbench. Bottom shelf lifts off, and legs fold underneath for easy storage on end during winter months here in Michigan. The bench top and shelf top are MDF board (pressed wood) but the rest of the bench is solid wood, very sturdy and strong. I sanded everything down with 220 sand paper, wiped down and applied Gel stain to all wood parts. Lightly sanded again. On the bench top and shelf top stain will not work on the MDF, so I primed with 3 coats of primer allowing for drying time in between and lightly sanded in between each step.
Then applied 2 coats of white paint.
One last light sanding, wiped all down. Then applied 3 coats of gloss polyurethane on ALL surfaces including bench and shelf tops. Allowing for drying between each step. This project will be on a covered deck but because it is not pressure treated wood I wanted to give it as much protection I could from the elements. It will be stored inside during winter weather.
Materials I used for this project:
Unfinished wood workbench (Home Depot)
Unfinished wood crates (Jo-Ann’s)
Minwax Mahogany Gel stain (Home Depot)
Paint primer and white paint (Already had)
Minwax Polyurethane Gloss (Already had)
Adhesive felt circles for bottom of crates (Already had)
One 12×12 ceramic tile used for hot dishes (Home Depot)