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 14. The armrest pads.
Out of 140 mm x 19 mm (5 1/2" x 3/4") stock, cut four pieces 325 mm (13") long, and then with a band-saw or jig-saw cut them to shape as shown in the plan drawing.
There will be four altogether, two each side. Each side has a double layer. This is so the first layer can be glued and screwed to the horizontal frame piece [l], and the second layer can be glued on top of that, and screwed from underneath - thus resulting in an armrest pad without visible screw holes or screw heads.
Position the pads over piece [l] as shown in the plan drawing. Ensure that the narrow end butts up against the tabletop support [i].
Note: The armrest, as well as being for the obvious (to rest your arms), also serves another purpose. It acts as a brake to stop the table from spreading out too far.