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Introduction – Materials
This is a larger than normal traditional picnic table, which at a push can seat eight adults.
The table is 2000mm (80″) long and the top is 800mm (32″) wide, so there’s plenty of room for a bit of food, too!
The complete unit is made out of 100mm x 50mm (2″x 4″) Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees,
we have also added a plan for an end frame template to make the project just that much easier.
Wood: 45 meters (150ft) of 100mm x 50mm (2″x 4″) wood.
This amount includes the template and also allows for a bit of wastage.
Bolts: 16 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./carriage bolts 10mm (3/8″) thick by 110mm (4 3/8″) long, or long enough to go through two thicknesses of wood plus enough to accommodate the nuts.
Also 16 nuts and washers to suit.
Nails: About a hundred 90mm (3 1/2″) long galvanized flat-head nails.
You will also need 1800mm (6ft) of Short lengths of metal strap 25×1 (1/16×1) used to fix members together to resist uplift. and a handful of 30mm (1 1/4″) flat-head nails for the template.
NOTE ABOUT THE WOOD:
Use a Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged. wood (smooth, planed, See Dressed.) that is suitable for outside use.
The actual thickness and width of the wood will be less than the The rough-sawn size of a piece of lumber. Before the lumber is surfaced, planed or dressed. The nominal size is usually greater than the actual dimension. e.g. 100x50 (2 x 4) actually equals 90x45 (1 1/2" x 3 1/2"). or the size that you call the wood.
For example: A piece of 100mm x 50mm (2″x 4″) wood, when dressed (made smooth) will actually be more like 90mm x 45mm (1 1/2″x 3 1/2′).
However, that is not going to effect the overall Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. of the project.