Another couple of Picnic Wine Tables

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Project by robscastle posted 08-03-2017 07:51 AM 2187 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son asked for a couple of these to use in the camping trips the family go on.
My imediate thought was to ask Degoose to make them for me, however as he has changed direction somewhat my request was denied, but he offered me the “plans”.

As I was assisting in the conversion of his workshop to a studio I asked for the plans.
Larry responed with a “how about I give you a completed sample to duplicate”.

That is his Camphor Laurel version at picture No 5.

I had a nice piece of Mahagony slab which was just the right width so I used it along with a slab of Rock Maple


Fairly straight forward I dismantled the leg from his and traced out a template set of the top Leg and supports.

The table top and supports

I cut out the profile of the table top with a band saw.

The Bottle and Glass holes were made with a holesaw and then a forstner bit and jig saw for the curved handle, finishing by cutting the required openings for the glass locations on the bandsaw.

The two supports I counterbored to recess the four screws.

The Support Leg and bolt.

I cut the profile with the bandsaw again
To make the three holes in the support leg I used a couple of Forstner bits again.

The hole in the end of the support leg was done by hand.
Initally because I had a radial Arm drill I tried to do it by rotating the drill head 90 deg, this was a total failure there was just too much flex to get accurate results.

The Bolt assembly

I counterbored the support bracket and then fitted the bolt and temporarly clamped it up with a spacer and nut to get the head recessed into one half. The other half I pressed a nut into the recess and fitted everything together once everything was firm I screwed the complete assembly onto the table top.


Sanded everything with the usual sanding gear and a flexible shaft for the insides of the circles.
The radius was done with a roundover bit and the handle I used an oscillating sander

A coat of sanding sealer at the moment then some UV rated gloss finish later.

I also made two hard surface supports which are shown at picture No 3, (nothing too construction wise interesting to write about.)
I do have some rough sketches in PDF format if you are interesting in building one.


The original design concept: Degoose design
The Rock maple and Mahogany: also supplied by Degoose.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 08-03-2017 08:03 AM

Very nice, I made some from his plans as well. Great guy! really nice project they should get alot of use.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-03-2017 08:08 AM

very nice,Robert

-- bambi

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#3 posted 08-03-2017 08:08 AM

They look amazing Bob… better than the original, and the timber is fabulous…
Hey Ken, Thanks for the comment…stay tuned …I may just post a few of the new laser engravings I am working with…

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#4 posted 08-03-2017 08:14 AM

They are both really neat Rob, love the wood.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 08-03-2017 01:28 PM

those are great rob i gotta make one of those myself,we go to concerts in a park and often sit on a sloping grassy hill which makes it hard to balance anything.i would probably do some minor alterations to suite my need but the idea is great.thanks for sharing this buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 08-03-2017 03:59 PM

These are very nice and practical. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 08-04-2017 12:25 AM

I’m looking forward to seeing how they look, when done…

I picture wine bottles going into those holes, etc… (??)

I’m glad that degoose was able to help you… and Yes, I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s doing with new Laser toys!

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#8 posted 08-05-2017 11:50 AM


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#9 posted 08-06-2017 10:50 PM

Clever design

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