How to build a one-piece
folding picnic table out of 2x4 lumber
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Pre drill all screw holes.
Step 1. Mark and cut the pieces
Mark all the pieces onto 9 only
8ft (2240mm) lengths of 2x4 (100mm x 50mm) as shown in the drawing below. Refer to the individual pieces plan on the previous page for the dimensions of each individual piece.
Place a sticker on each marked piece. Write the piece identification number on each sticker for future reference.
How to mark all the pieces on nine 8ft lengths of lumber
Cut the pieces out, don't bother with any round cuts at this stage - just square cuts and angle cute.
All the pieces cut with angle and square cuts only - no round cuts yet
Go to the next page for angles pattern.
Note: All the wood in this project is of dressed (dimensional) 2x4 (50mm x 100mm) stock.
But the real, actual size of the wood measures 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (38mm x 89mm).
In short - The actual, real size of the wood (thickness and width) used in this project is 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (38mm x 88mm).