Small Picnic Table

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Project by SilverFoxArt posted 05-18-2009 05:49 AM 4585 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother-in-law wanted a picnic table for her backyard, the only spec. she gave me was that she wanted it to be smaller (not as long) as a standard picnic table. This is about 5 feet long. Like most things I build, I didn’t make a pattern or have any demensions, I just played in the shop until this was born. All I can tell you is that it is redwood. My mother-in-law was going to paint it, but liked the look of it too well she has left it. I did suggest she at least varnish it, but I don’t think she has.

-- Mel, Utah,

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Danette Smith

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#1 posted 05-18-2009 06:06 AM

So when are you coming here to build mine? Only kidding…nice job Mel!! My house is sided with solid redwood…we use a redwood stain on it every two years. I hope she varnishes it…you may have to check up on it. Hugs..Dannie

-- Danette Smiths Pyrography and Easels -

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#2 posted 05-18-2009 06:15 AM

Well done Mel lots of great picnics at your mother in laws house are in your future.

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pat sherman

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#3 posted 05-18-2009 02:03 PM

nice job mel. and i want one. lol.

your mom in law is lucky to have such a talented son in law.

-- pat,ohio...

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 10:06 PM

I really like it. I think your m-i-l was right about the length. When these things are full size they are so heavy. This will still easily seat 6 kids or 4 adults comfortably.


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#5 posted 05-23-2009 03:08 PM

Lovely picnic table. The size is correct and the design is simple.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 06-18-2009 04:18 AM

Brand new to Lumberjocks. What a nice looking picnic table. Are there plans available for this? Probably could build from the pictures.

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