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
● See the video at YouTube
You will also need:
● Four 10 mm (3/8") diameter bolts 64 mm (2 1/2") long overall (the length of the thickness of two pieces of framing wood)..
Note: Usually the length of a bolt refers to the shank length only, that is, the head of the bolt is not included in the length. However, in this case the reference to the length of the bolt is 'overall', meaning it does include the head. This is because the head of the bolt is countersunk into the wood.
● Four nylon locking nuts.
Note: Each bolt is used as a pivot point for two pieces of wood, therefore the nuts cannot be tightened
otherwise the wood would not be able to 'pivot' freely.
Because the nuts can only be loosely tightened (just enough to allow the wood to pivot), nylon locking nuts (or similar) are required.
A nylon locking nut is a nut that resists further loosening or tightening under vibration and torque. It has a nylon collar insert.
● Around 200 exterior type wood screws 50 mm (2") long.
● Some exterior wood glue.