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making a kid size picnic table
feet and inches version
kids picnic table
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the instructions

1 Measure, cut and drill
Cut each piece of wood to the lengths shown on page 2. Carefully mark where the holes are to go and drill them.

Note: There are two different hole sizes. 1/4" holes are for the bolts and 3/16" holes are for the wood screws. The wood screw holes are bigger than the thickness of the screw shank, but smaller than the screw head. The drawings explain which holes are 1/4" and which are 3/16".

  picnic table pieces

2 Line up the two end frames
On an even surface make up the two end frames.

To do this, first lay the cross members (b) and (c), i.e. table and seat supports, flat on the ground. Then lay the legs (a) in place on top.

Line up the holes and poke a coach bolt into each hole.

  picnic table side frame

3 Bolt the two end frames
Carefully turn the end frames over so the bolt ends are now showing.

Put a washer and nut on each bolt and tighten them together using your fingers.

  picnic table side frame

4 Tighten the nuts
Make sure that the top of the legs (a) are flush (even) with the top of the tabletop supports (b) and then tighten the nuts with a spanner.

  assemble the picnic table
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