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How to make a

compact folding picnic table     By Les Kenny

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folding picnic table tabletop stops adjusted Step 11. Adjust the back stop and add the braces.

If need be, adjust the back stop [e] so it sits hard up under the edge of the tabletop.
You can then take any clamps off and turn the unit upside down, packed on blocks of wood (to steady it) in readiness for the bracing.

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Out of 32 mm x 32 mm (1 1/4" x 1 1/4") stock, cut the following lengths: [n] - 2 @ 530 mm (21 3/16"). Cut a 45 degree angle at each end as shown in the drawing below.

folding table bracing piece folding picnic table bracing applied

With the unit upside down, ensure that the two side frames are at right angles to the seats and commence fixing the two brace pieces [n] in place.

Screw one end of each piece to horizontal piece [c] and the other end to the underside of the seat.

mark for the armrest frame Step 12. Mark position for the armrest horizontal frame pieces.

First, with the unit in seat mode, pencil a line (x) down piece [f] against piece [i] as shown in the photo.

The unit must be in table mode for the armrest to be fitted, so...
when the unit is folded open to table mode, and the armrest frame is being fitted, that line (x) is the mark where the inside end of piece [l] will be positioned up to, and fixed. All will become clear as we progress.

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