Refurbishing a Gargantua tabletop segment

Very rarely (+/- 20 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 tabletop segment at the Gargantua picnic table.


Follow the instructions below or in the video above

  • Demount the bench from the table
  • Take out the damaged segment
  • Place the new segment
  • Fix the segment with clamps
  • Add a piece of cardboard to prevent scratching
  • Pencil the drilling holes in the new segment
  • Loosen the clamps and take the new segment out of the table
  • Put a piece of tape on the drill at 25 mm from the tip
    This will indicate how deep you can drill
  • Drill the holes 25 mm deep
  • Place the new segment again and fix it with the clamps
  • Screw in the new screws with the torque set on 7
    Caution! Don't tighten it too much, the screws should hug the center plate

There may be a color difference with other planks, but this will fade over time when the furniture is outdoors.

You are ready to admire your work.


These are the tools you need

  • New tabletop segment
  • New screws
  • 2 pieces of cardboard
  • 2 clamps
  • Tape
  • Electric screwdriver with Phillips bit
  • Drill with a diameter of 3 mm
  • Pencil
  • Ruler