compact folding picnic table By Les Kenny
1: Introduction, the structure of the thing
2: About the measurements, wood sizes
3: The materials (shopping) list
4: The materials (shopping) list continued
5: The cutting list
6: Cut, shape, and drill the pieces
7: Plans, the individual frame pieces
8: Make up the smaller side frames
9: Fix the seat support pieces to the long legs
10: Assemble the side frames
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11: Prepare the frames for seat and tabletop
12: Make the seat and tabletop panels
13: Fix and seats and tabletop
14: Adjust the backstops and fix the bracing
15: Plans - the armrest
16: Make and fit the armrest frames
17: Make and fit the armrest pads
18: Make the umbrella hole and more photos
19: User Comments/Photos
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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.
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.
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.
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.