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
What you will need
Is the bench / picnic table going to be used inside or outside?
If outside, ensure the Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees, bolts, screws, and glue are suitable.
Altogether you will need 7.5 metres (25 ft) of 45 Abbreviation for millimeter which is a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter. 25.4 mm equals one inch. 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.
1 piece of 135 mm x 19 mm (¾” x 5¼”) A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide. @ 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 A cut lengthwise along a board that also runs with the grain. (As opposed to cross-cut.) it out of wider stock.
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 A piece of wood made of three or more layers of wood veneer laminated together with glue., A special type of tempered hardboard with a fine, smooth finish. MDF is used in cabinet making. A sheet that forms a distinct flat and rectangular section or component. A transparent panel used to fill a framed section of a window., 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.