Refurbishing an Extempore table slat

Very rarely (+/- 25 min)

Make sure that the damage can't be repaired by simply sanding the wood. If that’s not possible, follow the steps below to replace a table slat of the Extempore table.

Instructions for Extempore table slat

Follow the instructions below or in the video above

  • Put clamps on the two following slats
  • Loosen the bolts
  • Keep the opposing bolts in place (with your friend)
  • Remove the damaged slat
  • Replace the new slat where the old one was
  • Tighten the bolts
  • And keep the opposing bolts in place
  • Loosen the clamps

You're all done, you deserve a drink! There may be a color difference with other planks, but this will fade over time when the furniture is outdoors.


These are the tools you need

  • New table slat
  • Hex key #4 & #5
  • 4 clamps
  • 4 pieces of cardboard
  • Ratchet wrench
  • A friend