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Making the end frames
Step 3: Place the legs
Place the picnic table legs in the template as shown in the picture and also in the template plan.
The legs should fit neatly into place provided they were cut according to the cutting list plan.
Step 4: Place the support pieces
Lay the seat and table support pieces in place on top of the legs.
Refer to the template plan for placement measurements.
Step 5: A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. the end frame
Nail the table and seat support pieces to the legs.
The nails are to hold the frame together to enable drilling and bolting once the frame is removed from the template.
Pre-drill the nail holes in the support pieces to avoid splitting.
Use two 90mm (3 1/2″) flat-head Covered with a protective coating of zinc. nails at each meeting.
Refer to the template plan for nail placement.
Step 6: Remove the end frame
Lift the end frame out of the template and place on a couple of work stools in preparation for drilling and bolting.
Step 7: Drill and A metal rod that has a head on one end and threads on the other and is used to fasten together lumber. The most common bolts used or referred to in projects within this website are coach/carriage bolts and hex bolts.
Drill and bolt the seat and table support pieces to the legs.
Use two bolts at each meeting.