Folding Bench and Picnic Table Combo
2: Instructions Steps 1 & 2
3: Instructions Steps 3 & 4
4: Instructions Steps 5 & 6
5: Step 7 & Plans in miniature
6: Materials list & tools needed
7: User Comments/Photos
Step 1. Cut and drill all the members
Cut all the members to the length as shown in fig 1 (in the downloadable plans). Mark the holes and curves. Pay particular attention as to the marking of the holes.
Cut the curves and drill 10mm (3/8") where marked. In members [f] only first drill a 22mm (7/8") starter hole about 5mm (1/4") deep to counter-sink the bolt head. See fig 1 (in the downloadable plans).
A bit about the lumber
All the lumber used is 90x32 (1-1/4 x 3-1/2) stock except the seat boards [k] and [l] which are 90x45 (1-1/2 x 3-1/2) stock.
If 90x32 (1-1/4 x 3-1/2) stock is unavailable in your area, and a different stock size is used, then adjustments will need to be made to the length of the bolts and the rear seat boards [ l ] and the tabletop boards [m].
Step 2. Make up the rear seat side frames
Assemble both rear seat side frames. Make one as per the dimensions shown in fig 2c (in the downloadable plans ).
Fix horizontal members [d] and [e] to members [b] and [c] with screws and exterior wood glue. Use 3 screws per meeting. Pre-drill the screw holes through the horizontal members.
Make up the second in the same way but as a mirror image of the first.
Ensure that the bottom of members [b] and [c] and the horizontal members [d] and [e] are all parallel to one another.