I was asked to help build a picnic table on the weekend, and seeing as how I’d never made one before, I gladly said yes!
Our plans called for 2x4s, but we only had 2x6s on hand.
We decided to alter the plans and go for it anyway. First we built the table top
Then we added the legs
Next step was adding the center supports
We have a table!
Then we added the seats, and discovered that the table was really quite big. Much bigger than we had initially imagined…
Next came the supports for the seats to the center of the table
A little sanding
The whole project took about 6.5 hours which was almost on track except that we had to redo the seats as we were off by a few inches. It made the tall folks feel normal, but it made the shorter folks feel really short. We also had a few lake breaks since it was something like 45 degrees out!
There’s talk about painting a Union Jack on it, but for now we’re all pretty pleased with it!