Picnic Table





Introduction: Picnic Table

This instructable is for a large diy wooden picnic table which is easier to step in than a traditional picnic table.
It is made completely of two by fours (89x38)

Step 1: Layout - Cutlist

second pic is metric ,third imperial.

If you are going to use a miter saw remember that most miter saw gauges are set up off 90 degrees to the back of the fence! (http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2011/07/29/miter-angles-miter-saws/).
So for 51,2 degrees you have to set your saw to 38,8 .

Step 2: The Two Benches

I used some m8 threaded rods to connect the leg constructions.
In total is have used 24 each 16 cm and have cut them when the table was ready.
Some coach bolt will even look better.
For the other connections i used wood screws of 80mm.
Click on the pictures for a larger version of the picture.
A google sketchup version can be downloaded here

Step 3: The Table

For the legs of the table you need to cut out a piece for each leg.

Step 4: Screw It All Together

The legs of the table must not be lower than the connection two by fours .
The horizontal connections are 50mm of the floor so it won't wobble on an uneven surface.

Step 5: In Inches

Step 6: In Inches (fractions)

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2 Questions

On the picnic table, where you have to cut a notch for the legs, can ou give me some more details? Beginner here.



Could you tell me what size screws did you use.

It looks very professional.

Well done.

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Think i used 4x70 mm wood screws.

I'm new to this too, what it the total length of timber for the whole project?

Do you have the above images in feet (') and inches (") by chance?? Great design!

Can someone please clarify on the Imperial measurements? This may seem like a silly question. But for measurements such as 11,69 or 13,08, how are these suppose to actually be read? 11" and...? How does the 69 translate?

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Maybe these pics are better.


Amazing, thank you! Will be trying this out today.

What type of wood did you use? Treated or untreated?

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mine was treated ,

What were the degree of the legs cut to ? Me and my buddies have been stumped for over a day now and we've done multiple different calculations and cannot figure it out

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nothing like showing somethng that people would be interested in,providing a link to download the instructions only to find out that they want you to pay for them.

I built this table but I altered the plans that would accommodate a glass top. I will post pictures when I get the other one built. I am excited to get it all done. Mine is also connected. I figured it would be best for better support since the glass weighs 250 lbs.

cutting list ??

Which woodworking plans site is best? Anybody have some good

Would you be able to post a cutting list for this build as it would help people know the amount of lumber needed. Much appreciated.

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I added an extra step .

mayby not a cutting list but maybe it helps.

All the measurements are in the photos

1st ever build adjusted from the original due to space limitations thanks to everyone on here particularly Andre B I wouldn't have had the confidence without your stories and excellent designs.
Here's my handiwork