As you can see, I have been enjoying myself. It was quite easy to do. I simply trimmed the palings to the correct size and using a staple gun , secured them all to a large peice of cardboard. This is then laid on top of the table as is. The weight of the boards insures that the top doesn't slip around . The palings were scrubbed clean, and the result is a lovely , rustic and weathered top, reminiscent of sun bleached wood from the beach. The beauty of this is, if I feel like changing the appearance, , I simply remove the top, to reveal the original.