Space Saving Fold Down Picnic Table

Thank you to everyone that requested this picnic table, the octagon or 8 sided picnic table plans. Here’s a couple pictures of the table I built with your plans, it turned out great and the Mrs. We are building a deck and I wanted to make a table for it. I might have to make it a bit longer but thanks for the plans and for sharing on Merry Monday. I build quite a few picnic tables so these reference marks are a huge time saver. Picnic bench with seating finished in granite off-white and heavy duty 25-gauge steel legs.

Let it dry thoroughly per manufacturer’s directions before using the picnic table. To create this simple table, you will only need 4 to 6 hours of continuous works. Measure and mark for angle cuts on the ends of the two-by-six planks as you construct the end frames for the picnic table. The following are some ideas for assembling the picnic table and benches differently than the instructions describe. Or you could opt to put all four supports under one long table for more strength.basic picnic table plans

Sealing your table is something that should be done every year or two to make it last a lot longer. See a step by step projects and free picnic table plans in the rest of the articles on this site. The 2×4 basics table and benches are intended to be assembled with 2×4’s, and as shown in the picture above they work nicely in that configuration. Before nailing these in place, measure the distances between the stretchers so again you are ensuring the table is square.

I like all your projects, I am going to move into a new house with a indoor workshop and cant wait to build my first project, i just wanted to know what kind of wood did you use to build this farm style dinning table and benchs. For bench legs, buy three sets of table legs and have a sheet-metal fabricator cut them to 17 inches long. Leaving them the same length just moves the supports inward an inch or so from the ends of the table and benches.basic picnic table plans

The best thing of all is that you can use your old furniture to create a storage bench by you have to do is to check out the showcase of super easy DIY storage bench tutorials. Similar to the nostalgic murphy bed, this picnic table can be stored against an outdoor wall in your backyard. Position outer planks for the picnic table benches with an even overhang at the tips of the supports and centered on the table.

A basic picnic table, recognizable to anyone who’s ever visited a public park, can be a challenging first or second woodworking project. I bought this picnic table because i have 4 kids and we needed an outdoor table we could all sit at. Looks great in the back yard by the BBQ and was great value. The inside span of my table where the benches fit in is 73″ so that left 2 inches of wiggle room on each side of the bench so it can easily slide in and out. Here they are in all their separated glory… the separatist picnic bench and table plans. I built one bench and put a cushion on it and there will be chairs around the rest of the table.