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
About the Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees measurements
Note: This project is in both Millimeter measurements. and Standard. Feet and inch measurements.. All measurements are given in millimeters (Abbreviation for millimeter which is a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter. 25.4 mm equals one inch.) first, followed by feet and/or inches in brackets.
The metric sizes are not an exact match to the equivalent imperial sizes for practical reasons. A picnic table built using the metric measurements will be approximately 1.6% smaller than a picnic table built using the imperial (ft and in) measurements. The imperial measurements are more suited to North America. The metric measurements are more suited to Australasia.
About the wood measurements
This project is constructed out of Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged. (See Dressed. or smooth) 150 mm x 50 mm (2″ x 6″) and 100 mm x 50 mm (2″ x 4″) wood.
Because this folding picnic table and A seat that is lacking a divider. A long seat for two or more persons combination is most likely to be left outside it is important to use stock that is suitable for exterior use.
The size (width and thickness) of the wood referred to in this project is the The rough-sawn size of a piece of lumber. Before the lumber is surfaced, planed or dressed. The nominal size is usually greater than the actual dimension. e.g. 100x50 (2 x 4) actually equals 90x45 (1 1/2" x 3 1/2").. However, because the wood is dressed (surfaced, smooth) the The finished (dressed) size as opposed to the nominal size of a piece of wood. of the wood will be less than the nominal size. For example: 100 mm x 50 mm (2″ x 4″) wood when dressed will have an actual size of approximately 90 mm x 45 mm (1 1/2″x 3 1/2″), and 150 mm x 50 mm (2″ x 6″) wood when dressed will have an actual size of approximately 140 mm x 45 mm (1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″).
Sizes can vary slightly from place to place but that should not be of too much concern for this project. The imperial measurements are more suited to North America. The metric measurements are more suited to Australasia.
because the metric sizes are not an exact match to the equivalent imperial sizes, use one system or the other. Do not mix and match.