a buffet on a deck
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Besides a grill, one of the best pieces to have on your deck or patio is a buffet. And if you think such a piece only belongs in a dining room, think again. We built one out of pressure-treated lumber, painted it mushroom gray, and topped it with copper sheeting.

Shine the top once in a while with copper cleaner, and you'll be pleased with its lasting good looks. Store candles, lighters, cocktail accessories, grilling tools, and extra serving trays inside the buffet.

Hint: Use lamps outdoors for a change -- they will make the space feel like a comfy interior room.

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