Ft and inch version:
This four seater picnic table with attached seating is made solely our of 2×4 Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged. Pressure treated. Refers to lumber that is treated in such a way that the sealer is forced into the pores of the wood. Refers to lumber pressure sprayed with chemicals to lengthen its life expectancy for outside use or inground applications. Any of the framing wood.. It is one of the most basic of picnic tables but is very sturdy and will last for years.
Total materials required for this project are 75 ft of 2×4 dressed treated lumber (or other lumber suitable for outside use), eight 3/8″x 4″ Covered with a protective coating of zinc. Are round headed bolts with square shoulders that resist rotation when located or driven into place. They can be called coach bolts or carriage bolts depending on which part of the world you live in. The head end of the bolt does not need a washer, but the other end of the bolt (the nut end) usually does. and about fifty 3 1/2″ galvanized flat head nails.
Note that dressed (See Dressed., planed) 2×4 lumber finishes at approximately 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, so the ‘actual size’ is smaller than the ‘nominal size’. The sizes used in this project are the ‘actual sizes’.
Below are the picnic table plans followed by some brief instructions.
Picnic table plans: End profile
Picnic table plans: Front profile
Picnic table plans: individual pieces
Cut all the members for the picnic table out of 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ stock. Refer to the plan above for lengths and angle cuts. Cut the longest pieces first to minimize wastage.
On flat surface make up the two end frames comprising of the cross members and the legs. Use above plans for reference.
Stand the two end frames upright and To secure with nails or screws. the seat members and the table members to the appropriate cross members.
Turn the picnic table upside down and fix the braces in place insuring that the end frames are square (at right angles) to the table and seat members.
Done! Pop it into the garden and enjoy.