b'step by stepStep 1: Measure the distance between the bottom of your 1 2 sofa and the floor (vertical clearance), as well as the distance between your front two sofa legs (horizontal clearance) and top tip between your front and back sofa legs (depth). Our sofa has Use leftover paintaverticalclearanceof100mm,ahorizontalclearanceof from this project to2000mm and a depth of 920mm, so we decided to make our give your side tabletable 1200mm x 800mm so that it was big enough for a 2000 a fresh new look. piecepuzzle.However,youmayneedtoadjustthe dimensions if your sofa is shorter or shallower. If your sofas vertical clearance is lower, you may need to choose shorter 3 castors or adjust the design of your project accordingly.Step 2 (optional): Using a power drill and a jig saw, cut a 260mm x 100mm opening near the bottom right corner of your table. Be sure the bottom left corner of your opening is at least 150mm from the bottom and left side of your table so that your castors and brakes will have enough room to rotate.4 Step3:Patch any flaws in the surface of your plywood using wood filler and a putty knife then allow it to dry. Using a palm sander and sandpaper or a sanding block, smooth all surfacesandcutedgesthenwipeallsurfacesfreefrom sawdust using a clean dry cloth.Step 4: Prime all surfaces of your plywood and tray using Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat with a mini roller. Allow the primer to dry fully before moving on.5 6 Step5:PaintyourplywoodusingtwocoatsofResene makeour own Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel in your choice of colour. We used Resene Coast. Allow your first coat to dry rollawayThis handybefore applying the second.Step 6 (optional): While your plywood is drying, paint your tray using a Resene testpot in your choice of colour in two sunken puzzle table compartment8 coats. We used Resene Half Jumbo. Allow your first coat to dry before applying the second.can hold spare Step 7: On the underside of your plywood, measure 100mm puzzle piecesvertically and horizontally in from each side and lightly mark This clever table coasts on castors so thator dice. where they meet with a pencil. These marks will be where the you can easily tuck it beneath your sofa. outer corner of your castors will be placed.Step 8: Use a pencil to mark where each screw hole is. Drill shallow pilot holes where youve made your pencil marks no 9 more than 10mm deep, then attach castors with 15mm long you will need: wood screws. 1 sheet 18mm thick non-structural Palm sander or sanding block Above: Wall in Resene Hermitage, floor inStep 9 (optional): Apply wood glue around the top edges plywood cut to sizeours was Cloth Resene Destiny, DIY puzzle/game table inof your painted tray and adhere it to the underside of your Resene Coast with sunken compartment in 1200mm x 800mm100mm mini roller with tray Resene Half Jumbo, side table in Reseneplywood centred over the cut opening. Stack heavy booksShallow bamboo desk or2 x 100mm smooth surface miniCoast, plant pot in Resene Destiny, large vaseon top to weigh it down while the glue dries.bathroom trayroller sleeves in Resene Half Jumbo and tiny vase in Resene4 x rubber wheeled castors with brakesResene testpot brush Hermitage. Sofa from Contempa, puzzle byOptional:RemovelegsfromanoldTVtraytableor12 x 15mm long wood screwsResene Quick Dry waterborne Emma Bass, www.emmabass.co.nz. top tip card table and attach these to the bottom of your puzzle/ Ruler and/or measuring tape primer undercoat If you want to work on your puzzle higher up, simply lock thegame table.PencilResene Lustacryl semi-glossUse Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss or Resenewheels and place it on top of a table or bench. Whenever youJig saw waterborne enamel tinted to Enamacryl gloss waterborne enamel onneed a break, place your puzzle table back on the floor, unlockFor a video on how to make this puzzle table, visitPower drill and bits your choice of colourwe used furniture projects for a durable finish that isthe wheels and roll it back under your sofa or create folding legswww.habitatbyresene.com/diy-puzzle-table. Wood filler Resene Coast easy to wipe clean. that tuck away when stored. Putty knifeResene testpot in your choice ofResene Resene Resene project and styling Laura Lynn Johnston Resene Resene Wood glue colourwe used Resene Half Jumbo Coast Destiny Hermitage images Bryce Carleton, Ben Whorwood Half Jumbo Alaska78 79'