Picnic Table

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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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123 Discussions

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debbiejane48
debbiejane48

16 days ago on Step 4

We are having a very hard time reading the directions. Is there a easier way to read them?

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StaccattoCeasar
StaccattoCeasar

25 days ago

It would be nice to know in US standard measurement!

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andre3wap
andre3wap

Answer 5 months ago

I bought 25 pieces of 2x4-8ft long. And I had 2 full pieces and some smaller pieces left after the job was done.

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SuffieldGuy
SuffieldGuy

Reply 7 weeks ago

Thanks Andre. I feel like I should understand the instruction measurements...but I don't😁

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Odan1982
Odan1982

Answer 4 months ago

10x 4"x2" x 4.8m

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SuffieldGuy
SuffieldGuy

Question 7 weeks ago

What does 89x38 mean? Just trying to figure out how many 2x4s to buy and what hardware Ill need.

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johnmac75
johnmac75

Question 8 weeks ago

I'm attempting this as my first project (Novice status)
This may sound like a stupid question but how are the mitred joints fixed together?
Also how are the table top and bench tops fixed to the under base?
Thanks in advance

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André B
André B

Answer 7 weeks ago

i did everything with screws.

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spictacular7
spictacular7

Question 2 months ago on Introduction

I’m trying to download the plan for this table I liked to try and make it buy I can’t seem to download it can anyone help please tganks

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walshy2504
walshy2504

2 months ago

This will be my first woodwork project the treated 4x2 arrives tomorrow looking forward to making this great looking table going to add a beer cooler in the middle.
thanks for the plans

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demetriospapasavas
demetriospapasavas

2 months ago

Thanks for the plans, I’m new to this woodworking stuff and went with the straight legs

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DIYdculmer
DIYdculmer

5 months ago

Appreciated the concept and workup with all the dimensions. Made some modifications to suit the desires of the friends I built this for. Turned out great. Thanks for the tips.

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martyn11
martyn11

Reply 3 months ago

Hi. What did you use to stain it with?

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DIYdculmer
DIYdculmer

Reply 3 months ago

Walnut stain with outdoor protectant. Here in Eastern Europe, you kind of get stuck with those things being premixed. I'd personally prefer to do the stain first and then the protectant, but you make do with what you got. Still turned out great. Ate lunch with my friends around it today, in fact.

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Cwhite_89
Cwhite_89

3 months ago

I’m having serious issues making the table legs. How did you go about mailing them?

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Cwhite_89
Cwhite_89

Reply 3 months ago

Making**

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sjbutler
sjbutler

3 months ago

Made a few modifications. Love the inspiration.

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asketes
asketes

4 months ago

Great project, I'm looking forward to doing it this weekend.
As a point of feedback, a straight up list of all the needed components would be really awesome to have. I keep reviewing this to find the things. bolts, nuts, number of 2x4s etc. I know it's simple but the big picture would be super awesome too!