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Re Kid's Picnic Table Project





My wife had been hinting that she would like a kids picnic table that would suit our kids, ages 6 and 4. I had not built one before, but started looking for a simple plan to follow as a first attempt. I found the one on your site, it seemed simple enough, and pulled a bunch of scrap from my pile of wood for the first “attempt”. It turned out great. I ended up giving that one away to my sister in law, as the plan is slightly small for a 6 year old, but great for 2-4 year olds. I then took the original plan, and modified it. I lengthened the legs another few inches, and altered the length to have a 5 foot table, and slightly deeper as well. My version has 4 2x6 boards on the top as opposed to the 3 in the plan. I took my router to all the edges, then took my orbital sander to everything, masking it as smooth as possible, as I was using stock spruce construction grade lumber, counter sunk the screw holes, plugged them, and finished it with outdoor stain paint. I got it together, and it was barely dry and it ended up going to my sister for her kids! Now my own kids were getting upset as I kept giving away their picnic tables. I built another one immediately, and all I have left to do is paint it. My own mother wants one too for when the grandkids come over! It’s been fun though…keep up the simple approach plans…they’re awesome.
Darryl Harder
Delmar Commodities Ltd.

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