Refurbishing a Pantagruel bench slat

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 Pantagruel picnic table.


Follow the instructions below or in the video above

  • Take out the damaged slat
  • Place the new slat, nicely centered, where the old slat was
  • Mark the drilling holes on the slat with a pencil, through the recesses underneath the metal frame
  • Put a piece of tape on the drill at 15 mm from the tip
    This will indicate how deep you can drill
  • Drill the penciled holes 15 mm deep
  • Put the slat on the frame and screw it on with torque setting 7
    Caution! Don't tighten it too much, the screw should hug the frame softly

You are ready to receive guests around your Pantagruel.

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 bench slat
  • New screws
  • Electric screwdriver with Phillips bit
  • Drill with a diameter of 3 mm
  • Tape
  • Pencil