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
Step 2. Shape and drill the frame members
Shape the frame members [a] to [m],
as per plan drawings below and on the following page.
Drill 10 mm (3/8") diameter holes in pieces [d], [f], [i], and [j] with 20 mm (3/4") starter holes to house the bolt heads and the nuts. Refer to the plan drawings below and on the following page for placement.
The drilling procedure: First drill a 3 mm (1/8") pilot hole all the way through the wood, then a 20 mm (3/4") starter hole where required, and then a 10 mm (3/8") diameter hole all the way through.
Make the starter holes deep enough to house the bolt heads and the nuts.
Use a drill-press to ensure best accuracy with the depth of the starter holes.
Pay special attention to the drawings, plans, and photos, to see what side of the wood the starter holes go on.