Folding Picnic Tables

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Project by albachippie posted 05-26-2016 05:16 PM 2383 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wee project I wanted to have a go at with the better weather hopefully just around the corner. They are based around a plan of Steve Ramseys on Woodworking for Mere Mortals.

The left is European oak, and the right is Maple and Walnut laminated together. I turned a maple pin for the hinge on both tables.

Originally I cut all the holes at 75mm, but I found, although fine for wine bottles and larger glasses, “normal” glasses went straight through! So, I lined the glass apertures with a small circle of material. I haven’t got photos of that unfortunately, but was quite pleased with the result!

If you look closely at the stem of the Maple table, you can just see a sliver of metal, which turned out to be a bullet lodged on the batten! Not too much harm caused to the planer knives thank goodness!

The top is about 300mm diameter, and it sits about 600mm high. There is a metal spike epoxied into a rebate in the centre of the post, (which is a single piece of timber, split down the centre, rebated, metal glued in, and timber glued back together again) which sticks in to the ground about 250mm

Comments welcome,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#1 posted 05-26-2016 07:01 PM

Bottoms up,cheers! Nice patterns for those holders.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-26-2016 07:11 PM

Hate wine but like the idea. I’m sure they can be converted into beer holders.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 05-26-2016 10:31 PM

Folding picnic tables, I had to take a closer look at this one. Nice work. Functional. I like ‘em. They’re almost pocket size.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 05-27-2016 02:57 AM

These are great. Nice idea for the wine lover.

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#5 posted 05-27-2016 03:34 PM

I like these and they are nicely done and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 05-27-2016 08:11 PM

ive seen similar tables before you did a great job on these.perfect for concerts in the park,great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 06-01-2016 02:26 PM

Thanks all. Used them this passed weekend, and were great.

Hate wine but like the idea. I m sure they can be converted into beer holders.
Well done.

- ohwoodeye

Definitely could be adapted for beer, yes!!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#8 posted 06-14-2016 09:30 PM

With style!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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