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Bunnings shoppers create stunning tables using surprise item

·Features and Health Editor
·2-min read

Once again Bunnings shoppers have shown off their DIY genius by creating a stunning timber table using a screening panel available at the popular hardware store.

Not only does it likely save you hundreds of dollars on the cost of a typical 6-8 seater outdoor setting, or even a nice timber dining table, but it looks pretty fabulous too.

“Saw these today. Would make a great outdoor table top,” one shopper suggested in a popular Bunnings group on Facebook.

bunnings Merbau Slat Screen panel
The Merbau Slat Screen panel is available for just $74. Photo: Facebook

The 1800x 902mm Merbau Slat Screen panel is available for $74 in store, and plenty of people were quick to agree, with some even sharing photos after they had the exact same idea.


“We did too,” one person wrote, showing off their creation.

“Yep, and I've done it! Now planning on buying another to cut into two for bench seats,” another said.

bunnings merbau outdoor table
Plenty of other shoppers had the same idea. Photo: Facebook

There were also plenty of other people who were blown away by the idea, the post quickly gaining over 500 comments.

“Ooh I have absolutely no need for this but I think I need one,” one person quipped.

“Sold!!!! Thanks for sharing,” another person commented.

“Tomorrow Bunnings will be wondering why everyone is buying these .. awesome idea,” was another response.

While a fourth said: “Thanks for sharing. I've been looking at the bamboo panels but so expensive.”

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One person added an umbrella holder and a border. Photo: Facebook

There were a few concerned about the ability to keep the table clean, asking whether food crumbs might end up getting stuck in the grooves.

But those who had already created their own table design - some with umbrella holders and decorative borders - revealed that was not an issue.

“The crumbs go straight through, I have had a few parties on mine,” one person reassured.

Of course there were plenty of other shoppers who were in love with the panels, having used them for what they are technically sold for - screening and fencing.

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