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  • sysramm23 commented on Andr√© B's instructable Picnic Table1 year ago
    Picnic Table

    Sorry I didn't reply sooner. For the table top (and seats), the outside boards are 96" and the inside boards are about 88-3/4" (depends on how big you want your gaps). The legs I set in 12" from each end, leaving a 6 foot unsupported span. For stability I added a 2x4 flat across the bottom of the table top (keeps the boards spaced properly and is an anchor point for bracing). I added braces from the middle of the "X" up to that board, which made the table very sturdy (and I'm 6'5" but the brace doesn't hit my knees). Finally, I added a few short "joists" under the inside and outside seat boards to add stability (they were spongy due to the 6 foot span and only having support under the middle board per the above plans). I don't have CAD plans...

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    Sorry I didn't reply sooner. For the table top (and seats), the outside boards are 96" and the inside boards are about 88-3/4" (depends on how big you want your gaps). The legs I set in 12" from each end, leaving a 6 foot unsupported span. For stability I added a 2x4 flat across the bottom of the table top (keeps the boards spaced properly and is an anchor point for bracing). I added braces from the middle of the "X" up to that board, which made the table very sturdy (and I'm 6'5" but the brace doesn't hit my knees). Finally, I added a few short "joists" under the inside and outside seat boards to add stability (they were spongy due to the 6 foot span and only having support under the middle board per the above plans). I don't have CAD plans, but if you want my chicken scratchings, send me your email address.

    Sorry I didn't reply sooner. For the table top (and seats), the outside boards are 96" and the inside boards are about 88-3/4" (depends on how big you want your gaps). The legs I set in 12" from each end, leaving a 6 foot unsupported span. For stability I added a 2x4 flat across the bottom of the table top (keeps the boards spaced properly and is an anchor point for bracing). I added braces from the middle of the "X" up to that board, which made the table very sturdy (and I'm 6'5" but the brace doesn't hit my knees). Finally, I added a few short "joists" under the inside and outside seat boards to add stability (they were spongy due to the 6 foot span and only having support under the middle board per the above plans). I don't have CAD plans...

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    Sorry I didn't reply sooner. For the table top (and seats), the outside boards are 96" and the inside boards are about 88-3/4" (depends on how big you want your gaps). The legs I set in 12" from each end, leaving a 6 foot unsupported span. For stability I added a 2x4 flat across the bottom of the table top (keeps the boards spaced properly and is an anchor point for bracing). I added braces from the middle of the "X" up to that board, which made the table very sturdy (and I'm 6'5" but the brace doesn't hit my knees). Finally, I added a few short "joists" under the inside and outside seat boards to add stability (they were spongy due to the 6 foot span and only having support under the middle board per the above plans). I don't have CAD plans, but if you want my chicken scratchings, send me your email address.

    Sorry I didn't reply sooner. For the table top (and seats), the outside boards are 96" and the inside boards are about 88-3/4" (depends on how big you want your gaps). The legs I set in 12" from each end, leaving a 6 foot unsupported span. For stability I added a 2x4 flat across the bottom of the table top (keeps the boards spaced properly and is an anchor point for bracing). I added braces from the middle of the "X" up to that board, which made the table very sturdy (and I'm 6'5" but the brace doesn't hit my knees). Finally, I added a few short "joists" under the inside and outside seat boards to add stability (they were spongy due to the 6 foot span and only having support under the middle board per the above plans). I don't have CAD plans...

    see more »

    Sorry I didn't reply sooner. For the table top (and seats), the outside boards are 96" and the inside boards are about 88-3/4" (depends on how big you want your gaps). The legs I set in 12" from each end, leaving a 6 foot unsupported span. For stability I added a 2x4 flat across the bottom of the table top (keeps the boards spaced properly and is an anchor point for bracing). I added braces from the middle of the "X" up to that board, which made the table very sturdy (and I'm 6'5" but the brace doesn't hit my knees). Finally, I added a few short "joists" under the inside and outside seat boards to add stability (they were spongy due to the 6 foot span and only having support under the middle board per the above plans). I don't have CAD plans, but if you want my chicken scratchings, send me your email address.

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  • sysramm23 made the instructable Picnic Table2 years ago