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Picnic Table with a Secret

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Project by F40qwerty posted 05-12-2015 01:12 PM 2467 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Goodbye plastic chairs, hello sturdy picnic table. This table was a weekend project that took just about 5 hours from beginning to end. Started and finished this Mother’s Day, the table will seat 4 comfortably with space on the ends for extra guests. The wood is pressure treated lumber from the local giant orange hardware store. Add some bolts and a few deck screws and we’ve got a picnic table! But wait, there’s more… hidden underneath the center plank are two buckets for beverage storage!

The ‘coolers’ are just planters that are mounted underneath the tabletop. They are attached to the supporting crossbars and mounted flush so that they’re completely hidden when the covers are put in place.

I freestyled this build – no plans or drawings and I’m happy that it turned out so well.





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GerardoArg1

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#1 posted 05-12-2015 01:16 PM

Excelent! Like a lot. How make the beverage storage? Wich use for that? To enjoy thet!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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F40qwerty

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#2 posted 05-12-2015 01:19 PM



Excelent! Like a lot. How make the beverage storage? Wich use for that? To enjoy thet!

- GerardoArg1

Hi Gerardo, I updated the post and added a bit about how I made the storage. Thanks!

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GerardoArg1

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#3 posted 05-12-2015 03:25 PM

Thanks Brent. Nice idea!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 05-12-2015 04:39 PM

Hey Brentmore! Good to hear from you again!

You took a Good ole picnic table design and MADE it a BIGGER WINNER!

COOL Design!

Super COOL Improvements!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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MT_Stringer

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#5 posted 05-12-2015 04:44 PM

That looks nice. I have seen pics of similar builds on social media that people share.

Did you incorporate drain holes so the water can drain?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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F40qwerty

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#6 posted 05-12-2015 05:13 PM

Hey Brentmore! Good to hear from you again!

You took a Good ole picnic table design and MADE it a BIGGER WINNER!

COOL Design!

Super COOL Improvements!

Thank you!

- Joe Lyddon

Thanks Joe – I think it’s a keeper. We look forward to a long summer of use.

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F40qwerty

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#7 posted 05-12-2015 05:13 PM



That looks nice. I have seen pics of similar builds on social media that people share.

Did you incorporate drain holes so the water can drain?

- MT_Stringer

MT,

Haven’t added any holes yet for draining. I was thinking using either an inexpensive plastic spigot or a rubber plug.

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MT_Stringer

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#8 posted 05-12-2015 05:35 PM


That looks nice. I have seen pics of similar builds on social media that people share.

Did you incorporate drain holes so the water can drain?

- MT_Stringer

MT,

Haven t added any holes yet for draining. I was thinking using either an inexpensive plastic spigot or a rubber plug.

- brentmore

Rubber plug or a drain plug for live wells on boats. The sporting good stores sell them. Either should work well.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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F40qwerty

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#9 posted 05-12-2015 05:37 PM



Rubber plug or a drain plug for live wells on boats. The sporting good stores sell them. Either should work well.
- MT_Stringer

Great suggestion – thanks!

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