Table of Contents
- 1Description & About the measurements
- 2A pictorial summary
- 3A pictorial summary continued
- 4Part identification & The plan drawings
- 5Shopping list and cutting list
- 6Instructions - Stacking and cutting the pieces
- 7Making the bench frame
- 8Fixing the seat boards and the legs
- 9Assembling the table frame
- 10Fixing the table top
- 11Making the extensions
- 12Fitting the extensions
- 13Job finished!
Description & About the measurements
This table and bench set comprises of a sturdy stand alone rectangular shaped table and two (also stand alone) bench seats.
There are two extension pieces that can be slotted into the ends of the table to increase its length. The two extension pieces are separate from the table, and when not needed they can be completely removed and stored until further required. They are not permanently attached to the table.
The table and benches are made out of treated softwood. The stock sizes used are: 190 mm x 45 mm (1 1/2″ x 7 1/2″), 145 mm x 45 mm (1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), 95 mm x 45 mm (1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″), 65 mm x 45 mm (1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″), and 45 mm x 45 mm (1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″).
The table is 750 mm (30″) wide and 1300 mm (52″) long minimum, and extends to 2200 mm (7′ 4″) with the extension pieces added. Each bench seat is 1300 mm (52″) long and 290 mm (11 5/8″) wide.
About the measurements used
Dimensions given in this project are in both Metric (mm) and Imperial (inches).
The metric measurements are given first followed by the standard measurements in brackets ( ).
For example: 95 mm x 45 mm (1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″).
The size (width and thickness) of the wood used in this project is the ‘actual’ (true) size.
That is the size of the wood after it has been dressed (surfaced, planed and/or seasoned).