Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Picnic table designs

When building a wooden picnic table, one of the greatest challenges is to choose a design that fits your needs and budget. As you will see in this project, there are several designs you can choose from, starting with simple ones up to complex plans.

1. Basic picnic table design

As you can see in the image, any person can get the job done. Taking into account the basic structure, you can build the table with benches in just one weekend. Usually these tables are 72" wide, but you could adjust it as to fit your needs.

2. Common picnic table plans

This design is a variation of the previous one. As 6 lumber. The slats should overhang about 5" on both sides of table, in order to enhance the look of the project.

3. Round picnic table with umbrella

If the previous picnic table designs are too common for your tastes or you just want something unique that will impress the loved ones, this project might be the solution to your needs.

4. Octagon picnic table

The last design we will show you is about a complex octagon table. Nevertheless, you can see for yourself that this picnic table looks amazing and it fits almost garden landscaping. Just imagine yourself taking dinner with your friends one this picnic table.

Now that you know what design fits you needs, all you have to do is to buy the materials and start the construction project. See a step by step projects and free picnic table plans in the rest of the articles on this site.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Picnic Table Plans

If you have a large backyard and you want to hang out with your family and friend every weekend, we recommend you to build a brick barbeque and a shaded area (gazebo, pavilion or pergola)/. In addition, if you like to take the dinner surrounded by grass and trees, we recommend you to consider building a wooden picnic table. These tables are easy to build and also can be adjusted as to suit your needs. On one hand, you could make the simple A-frame tables or you could try something new and unique, such as an octagon table.

If you want to keep the costs under control we recommend you to use pressure-treated lumber, although the end result might not be as spectacular as you might imagine. If you want to get a decent appearance, we recommend you to invest in redwood, cedar or pine.

Always take accurate measurements before making the cuts with a good saw. Align the components at both ends and drill pilot holes, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner. Work with attention and with great care and adjust the design to your needs.

Always choose the right plans before building the picnic table, making sure they are detailed and come with step by step instructions. You can see a snapshot of a detailed project. Click here to see the rest of the instructions.

Alternatively, you could also select octagon picnic table plans, if you want to create an unique structure for your backyard. Although this requires a higher investment and more carpentry skills, it will most likely impress the loved ones and liven up the look of your backyard.