Table of Contents
- 2The wood sizes
- 3Material requirements
- 4Identifying the pieces
- 5The plans - Side (sectional)
- 6The plans - Looking down view
- 7The plans - Individual frame pieces
- 8Step 1. Make a template for the rounds and bolt holes
- 9Step 2. Cut and drill the frame pieces
- 10Step 3. Make up the frame sections
- 11Step 4. Connect the rear sections to the top sections
- 12Step 5. Connect the front sections
- 13Step 6. Align the frames for seating
- 14Step 7. Fix the seats and tabletop
- 15Step 8. Attach the back-stop
- 16Step 9. Add the front leg stops & the seat braces
- 17The finished product
Step 9. Add the front leg stops & the seat braces
The leg stops [d2] are to stop the legs spreading out and the table from collapsing.
When the unit is in picnic table mode, and the front legs are positioned (spread apart) according to the plans (spread dimensions also given in the plan drawing below), then fix the leg stops [d2] to the ends of the tabletop rails [d] so they are positioned flush with the ends of the tabletop rails [d] and against the front legs [a]. Fix with glue and screws.
The seat braces
With the rear seat unit upside down and securely resting on a work table or platform of some sort, ensure that the two side seat frames are at right angles to the seat, then fix the two brace pieces [k] to the rear seat board and the rear seat lower rails [i].
Refer to the plans for placement although it is pretty much self explanatory where they go.
Guess what? Done!