Picnic Table

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A good old-fashioned picnic table with matching benches is almost as all-American as baseball and apple pie. What yard or deck is complete without one? Our version of this classic is just a notch dressier than many similar pieces because it is designed with no visible screws in the table or bench surfaces, and the outer edges are neatly rounded over.


Work Scope and Vital Statistics

Below are statistics for this Picnic Table Woodworking project.

TYPE: Picnic Tabel and Benches
OVERALL SIZE: Table: 37 1/4W by 71L by 29 1/2H
Benches: 11W by 71L by 16 1/2H
MATERIAL: Cedar
JOINERY: Butt joints reinforced with galvanized screws
CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

  • Butt joint construction
  • No exposed screw heads in tabletop or bench surfaces
  • Angled table braces allow for comfortable leg room
  • Bench legs tuck between table legs for compact storage

FINISH: Penetrating UV protectant sealer, exterior paint or leave unfinished to weather to gray.

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