Square picnic table

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Project by Cliff posted 11-23-2007 08:42 PM 1436 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife needed a large picnic table for the kids home school group that meets every Friday. Certainly could have been done far less expensively but I like the way it looks. It is all red cedar with a weatherproof stain. Dims are 60×60. Benches are same design 20×60. Seats 12 adults and 16 – 20 kids.

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#1 posted 11-23-2007 08:45 PM

way cool !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 11-23-2007 08:45 PM

That is pretty nice, I like the design.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 11-23-2007 09:35 PM

Excellent design. Any spilled drinks will just be watering the grass and plants below.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#4 posted 11-23-2007 09:51 PM

Beautiful table thats what I need with my bunch. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 11-23-2007 10:27 PM

well done great looking table

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#6 posted 11-24-2007 12:30 AM

Cool. Good looking table. That’s a big chunk of cedar.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 11-24-2007 12:37 AM

Great table. love the design. As I looked at it a light bulb went on. I have been trying to figure out how to do a large air return grill in my dining room floor. This is it! I will back bevel the slats to allow more air flow. Thanks, Cliff.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#8 posted 11-24-2007 03:06 AM

SPalm – I had no idea when I started this how much cedar it would actually take nor was I aware that there was a strike in Canada by lumberjacks that had caused cedar prices to go up more than 48% here in Indiana. Oh well, at least I won’t have any of my wifes friends wanting me to build one for them once they find out the cost of the lumber alone.

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#9 posted 11-24-2007 03:31 AM

Nice work Cliff and great design

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#10 posted 11-24-2007 03:46 AM

Great Table Cliff. A very nice design.

Add some tags to the project so that it can be found again. like cedar, picnic table, etc.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 11-24-2007 11:32 AM

Great looking table. How long did it take to make it?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 11-24-2007 01:03 PM

Great table Cliff, cedar is one of my favorites.

Is it me or are the tables around here getting bigger by the day?

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#13 posted 11-24-2007 01:09 PM

Cliff, A lot of glue-up time there. Nice looking table.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#14 posted 11-24-2007 01:26 PM

the kids must love working on it .. exploring it….
Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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