One piece folding Bench and Picnic Table
From a bench seat to a picnic table
Navigation: There are 17 pages of plans, drawings, pictures, and instructions on how to build this folding picnic table. You can jump to any page via the ' Table of Contents' menu on the right-hand side, or below if you are viewing this through a mobile device.
Note: There is now a new version of this project made solely out of 2x4 lumber. See it here.
Related projects: Two-in-one folding bench and picnic tables
A single bench seat that can be changed into a picnic table with ease.
This 'Bench come Picnic Table' is ideal for those smaller areas where you don't want a picnic table taking up all the space, all the time.
When the eating is over and the table is no longer needed, it can be folded back into a comfortable single bench seat and put to one side, still very much usable but taking up minimum room.
It can be either a 2½ seater bench seat (2 adult and a kid), or a 5 seater picnic table.
The front seat spans 1373 mm (54"), the rear seat spans 1245 mm (49"), and the tabletop spans 1487 mm (58½")
Changing stock size and table length:
This folding picnic table is constructed out of two different stock sizes.
To use a different stock size or change the length of the table go to page 8 for details.
The measurements throughout this documentation are given in both metric (mm) and imperial (inches).
The metric measurements are given first followed by the standard measurements in brackets ( ).