picnic table

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Project by princeton posted 02-04-2010 01:29 AM 1648 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking at our garden one day and noticed that it lacked something, a table perhaps. Then I remembered that I had this plans that I downloaded from the internet of a picnic table. So I decided to do that. The original plan called for a table about 6 ft in length and about 3 to 4 ft wide. Since our garden wasn’t that large, I decided to modify the plans to make it fit under our trellis. After much calculation, I ended up with this. Come next week end, I am planning to varnish the whole thing using Spar varnish to protect it from the elements. By the way, I used treated Pine wood for this project. Now, me and my family have a small picnic table that we can enjoy during barbecues….

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#1 posted 02-04-2010 01:33 AM

Great job looks good and will get alot of use this summer and the spar varnish should do well.


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#2 posted 02-04-2010 01:48 AM

Looks nice but one little eye catcher the screws aren’t in a row on the seat post pics after sealing


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#3 posted 02-04-2010 04:30 AM

Never mind noknot, he’s just trying to be funny. You did a good job.

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#4 posted 02-04-2010 04:30 AM

Nice picnic table.

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#5 posted 02-04-2010 04:40 AM

The screws are not in a row but when you look, they are aligned symmetrically on both sides so it does appear by design. Nice bench.

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#6 posted 02-04-2010 06:37 AM

A very nice picnic table and correct finish. Right project for the right place. Send a picture when you first use it under the trellis

-- “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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#7 posted 02-04-2010 07:27 AM

Thank you all. The reason why the screws aren’t in a row is that I had to attach extra wood to the seat supports since I made the mistake of cutting it a bit short. I think that will do. I think the right fix would be to put some plugs on them things?

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