Picnic Table

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Project by Woodchips39 posted 01-17-2017 06:08 PM 2651 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This past summer I made this picnic table that would easily sit 8 people without having to climb over the seating benches. It’s made of clean 2×6 lumber non-PT except for the 4 bottom bases that will sit on the ground. It’s pretty heavy and not easy to mover around, but very stable.

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#1 posted 01-17-2017 07:24 PM

Clever design, nicely executed! Bravo!

-- Cheers -- g

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 07:28 PM

Very nice. I bet that thing is a beast to move! I hate climbing over the bench at a picnic table.

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#3 posted 01-17-2017 08:43 PM

Nice work, pretty interesting layout. Very suitable for plying cards (4 persons).

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-17-2017 09:06 PM

My wife has asked for me to make a table like this. I told her i could pre-cut the pieces this winter then assemble it in the spring. She looked at me with a puzzled look, why not build it all at once? Because it would be a permanent piece in the shop! The only way in and out of the shop is a short man door.

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#5 posted 01-17-2017 09:53 PM

Yellowirenut, that’s exactly what I did. Pre-cut all the parts in my shop, then assembled the table in the garage. It all worked out just fine.


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#6 posted 01-17-2017 10:27 PM

That’s a great idea for a picnic bench—well done!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 01-18-2017 07:25 AM

Great! Like your project very much and it is well done in design and craftmanship.
Thank you for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#8 posted 01-18-2017 03:33 PM

i love this design .great build,did you find a set of plans?

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 01-18-2017 03:42 PM

This is a fine picnic table. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 01-18-2017 07:08 PM

Nice design and look’s good! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 01-19-2017 03:26 PM

Also made one of these years ago… Still waiting for the grass to grow under it in my workshop… maybe I should water the concrete

Nice job Woodchips38+1.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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