How to build a 4 seater picnic table
How to build a 4 seater picnic table (metric version)
This is the metric version. Suitable for Australasia.
The standard version is on the following page.
Plans - Material list
Below are the picnic table plans followed by material requirements and some brief instructions.
Picnic table plans: End profile
Picnic table plans: Front profile
Picnic table plans: individual pieces
Note: The timber stock size below is an Australasian common size. North American users refer to the standard version.
• 90mm x 35mm treated pine. 22 meters required allowing for 10% waist. Cut the longer lengths first and the shorter lengths from the off cuts.
• 8 only 10mm galvanized coach bolts 90mm long with nuts and washers.
• 500gm (1/2 a kilo) bag of 75mm galvanized nails
Cut all the members for the picnic table out of 90mm x 35mm stock. Refer to the plan above for lengths and angle cuts. Cut the longest pieces first to minimize wastage.
On flat surface make up the two end frames comprising of the cross members and the legs. Use above plans for reference.
Stand the two end frames upright and fix the seat members and the table members to the appropriate cross members.
Turn the picnic table upside down and fix the braces in place insuring that the end frames are square (at right angles) to the table and seat members.
Done! Pop it into the garden and enjoy.