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How to build an Hexagonal Picnic Table

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From Charles Medlin   I built this table back in July for my wife's birthday... more below

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hexagonal picnic table made by Charles

From Charles Medlin Rockwood, Tennessee
I built this table back in July for my wife's birthday, she was extremely happy as this is a plan she picked out for me to build for her.
I worked on this project off and on for three days, I have a large stack of treated lumber but only had 2x8's so i ripped each and every board to the 2x4's needed for the spokes and the 2x6's needed for the seat and top boards. I chose to use 2x6's for the legs because of the weight factor and to maximize the life span of the table.
I built this with the old plan and did have trouble understanding the directions for the angles on the spokes, but after some trial and error and a few misscut boards i figured it out. I did decide to use an 18" circle of 3/4 plywood underneath the bottom spokes with glue and screws for strength and i also added 2x6 runners cut on the same 30 degrees underneath the center of the seats for better support. if you look at the picture you can see the circle underneath as well as the additional runners underneath the center of the seats.. the entire table was put together with 3" wood screws and is solid as a rock, it is also extremely heavy and I am sure it will be in our backyard for many years to come..

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