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How to make a

compact folding picnic table     By Les Kenny

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The materials (shopping) list

For the side frames you will need:
● 12 metres (40 ft) of 32 mm x 64 mm (1 1/4" x 2 1/2") stock, treated pine or other wood suitable for exterior use.
● 1.5 metres (5 ft) of 140 mm x 19 mm (5 1/2" x 3/4") stock, treated pine or other wood suitable for exterior use.

Note: The above allows for a bit of wastage.
Tip: Purchase the wood in the longest possible lengths to minimize wastage.
Alternative stock: If you are unable to source the above stock size, or are unable to obtain it by other means (e.g. by ripping it down from a bigger stock size), then use a thicker wood. Remember if you do this you will also have to change the length of the bolts to suit, as well as the length of the longer seat panel and the tabletop panel in relation to the shortest seat panel. See Step 8 for further explanatory details.

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For the seats and tabletop you will need:
● 9 metres (30 ft) of 140 mm (5 1/2) wide x 19 mm (3/4") thick, tongue and groove boards.
Or alternatively: you can replace the tongue and groove boards with -
● 10½ metres (35 ft) of 90 mm (3½") wide x 19 mm (3/4") thick wood.
For the armrest pad you will need:
● 1.5 metres (5 ft) of 140 mm x 19 mm (5 1/2" x 3/4") stock.

Note: The above allows for a bit of wastage.
Note: Use treated pine or other wood suitable for exterior use.

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