Table of Contents
- 2About the wood measurements
- 3Identifying the pieces
- 4Plans - Individual pieces and cutting list
- 5Plans - Side sections
- 6Plans - Front view
- 7Plans - Top view and materials list
- 8The seat base
- 9The seat and legs
- 10The tabletop and arm supports
- 11The tabletop boards and supports
- 12The arm
- 13A few pictures
Two bench seats that fold into a picnic table
This folding picnic table and bench seat combination consists of two individual bench seats with backs that can be folded over and up to form a picnic table capable of seating four adults and two kids.
It is very simple to revert the table back into two separate bench seats whenever that combination is preferred.
The idea itself is not a new one and varying designs have been around for ages. What separates this design from most, is its focus on stability.
The seats backs, which also fold to form the table, have extended support pieces that fit between one another when joined to create a flush and stable tabletop. This clever design factor, along with the angle and placement of the front seat legs, lessens the chance of the folding picnic table and bench seat combination collapsing when it is in the table-and-seat mode.
The folding picnic table and bench seat is structured solely from 150 mm x 50 mm (2″ x 6″) and 100 mm x 50 mm (2″ x 4″) wood, making it is a very solid structure.