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Sitting Pretty

It's all about the presentation. Delectable's look and taste more delicious when placed on a pedestal!

Sitting Pretty

It's all about the presentation. Delectable's look and taste more delicious when placed on a pedestal!

Our inspiration for this simple project came from fence finials. Designed to be three, freestanding pedestals or stacked to be one, three-tiered tray. We embellished with steel strapping, and studded it with tacks to offer a contemporary country look with outstanding appeal.

Materials

• 1" x 12" clear pine (3') - cut to 12" (1), 9" (2)

• fence finials (3) 2611-481

• steel strapping 3210-607

• #8 3" screws (3) 2182-684

• tacks (3 pkgs) 2188-108

• Beauti-Tone Designer Series Suede - Decorator White 1859-609

• parchment paper 4411-292

• wax paper 4411-495

Tools

• jigsaw 1268-685 or scroll saw 1345-160

• snips 1136-130

• hammer 1030-665

• screw driver 1058-169

• compass scribe 115-368

• belt sander 1340-016

Heres How

1. Scribe an 11" circle on the 12" piece of pine and 8" circles on the two 9" pieces. Cut out disks and sand edges smooth.

2. Remove the bases of two of the fence finials. Sand a small flat area on the top of the finials. Balance a disk on the top to see if it is level. If not, mark the high side and sand again, repeating the process until the disk sits level.

3. Mark the centre of the disk, glue and then screw through into the finial.

4. Sand and finish as desired. We used Designer Series Suede Decorator White

5. Stretch strapping around the disk and cut off with approximately 1" extra. With the strapping centred on the side, tap in the tacks until there is 3" remaining, and then cut to correct length and finish.

Please note: It is not recommended to put food directly on a painted surface. Cut circles of parchment or wax paper to size or lay a beautiful napkin on top for a touch of colour.