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How to build a kids' 2 in 1 bench & picnic table

Material requirements

What you will need

Is the bench / picnic table going to be used inside or outside?
If outside, ensure the wood, bolts, screws, and glue are suitable.

Framing wood

Altogether you will need 7.5 metres (25 ft) of 45 mm x 19 mm (¾" x 1¾") stock.
That allows for a bit of waste.

Note: For an alternative stock size refer to the previous two pages.

Tip: When purchasing, choose the longest lengths possible. When cutting the pieces, always cut the longest lengths first to minimize waste. The shorter pieces can be cut from the off-cuts.

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Seat boards

1 piece of 135 mm x 19 mm (¾" x 5¼") board @ 824 mm (32 ½) long.
1 piece of 135 mm x 19 mm (¾" x 5¼") board @ 748 mm (29 ½) long.

Note: If you can't source the exact stock size you can rip it out of wider stock.

Tabletop board

1 piece of board 300 mm x 19 mm x 900 mm (¾" x 11⅞" x 35 ½")

Note: The tabletop board can be any type of board suitable for the conditions (inside use or outside use?) such as plywood, MDF panel, shelving board etc.

You will also need

Four 8 mm (5⁄16") bolts 50 mm (2") long. Also eight washers and four nylon locking nuts (or similar).
A handful (seventy or so) of 38 mm (1 ½") wood screws.
Some good wood glue.

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