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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141 Comments

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pciarrochi
pciarrochi

Question 6 weeks ago on Introduction

Can you send me the 2D .dwg file for this? Our class uses imperial so I need to tweak the sizes to come out even. This would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Magderie
Magderie

Question 6 months ago on Introduction

A 2x4 is UK size. What would be the size of this 2x4 in mm(south africa)?

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BrendaR112
BrendaR112

Answer 2 months ago

I don't know about either UK or South Africa, but in the US, what is called a 2x4 is actually 1-1/2 inches x 3-1/2 inches (metric: 3.81 cm x 8.89 cm; move the decimal point to get mm, but you already know that, right?)

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Mac Adoug
Mac Adoug

Answer 3 months ago

1 inch = 25.4 mm

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cmichguy765
cmichguy765

Question 2 months ago on Introduction

How many 2x4 did you use. Do you have a products list of what all materials we will need? How many carriage bolts? How many 2x4s? How many screws and what size? Etc..... What are the measurements in inches?

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Slimmyxp
Slimmyxp

Question 1 year ago on Step 1

How are the peripheral boards fastened at the 45 deg cut lines? (both table and bench ends)
Are they glued only or did you also screw them?

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Mac Adoug
Mac Adoug

Answer 3 months ago

This would be a great place for biscuits and glue and/or pocket screws and glue. That way no screws would be visible. Need to make sure the glue is for exterior use and waterproof.

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PeterG149
PeterG149

Answer 4 months ago

I create a pilot hole to avoid splitting the 2x4 then Glue & Screw

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André B
André B

Answer 1 year ago

Ik didn''t use any glue . Only screws. But you could

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S0up13
S0up13

Question 4 months ago on Step 1

This looks very simple but can anyone translate the measurements into ft. Or inches instead of mm? I’m a brand new baby and I REALLY want to make this and I just don’t know how to read it
Thanks Everyone!!

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Mac Adoug
Mac Adoug

Answer 3 months ago

Divide by 25.4.

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mikes4882
mikes4882

Question 4 months ago

Great design for a picnic table! I am going to work on this project in the fall. What type of wood do you recommend? I was looking at redwood, but open to suggestions.

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PeterG149
PeterG149

Question 4 months ago on Introduction

Do you have the same Picnic Table Plan in a 8' Length?

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stephwinny
stephwinny

Question 4 months ago

How many 2x4s in total do I need

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jcollins071
jcollins071

Question 5 months ago on Introduction

Hi Andre,

What's the purpose of the 1,222mm long under seat piece. Its the color lavender in your Google sketch up. Is it to simply support peoples weight when they sit? And do you simply fix it with screws?

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Collie1985
Collie1985

7 months ago

Hi, is there any chance you could post the cutting list again with all the measurments showing as there is some cut out in the pic? Cheers

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Collie1985
Collie1985

Reply 7 months ago

Thanks a mill

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André B
André B

Reply 7 months ago

If you click on the pic it should show the whole pic.
But here they are too.

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Wanderhouse
Wanderhouse

Question 10 months ago on Introduction

What would you say your estimated supply cost was to build this table?