I built a picnic table during my vacation in August. I hadn’t built anything this involved in quite a while, probably not since the chicken coop over ten years ago. It seemed like this ought to be a pretty straight-forward project, and I spent time looking at plans online until I found a set that I liked.
Then it was off to the local hardware store for lumber and fasteners. I decided to make the legs out of pressure-treated lumber, but the rest is regular 2x framing material.
First step was to cut the lumber to dimension. I did find a couple errors on the plans as I went, though:
- Part B, cross stretcher that supports the seats, needs to be 60" long (as indicated in the elevation), not 84".
- Part D, seat members, need to be 84" (same as table top), not 11-1/4".
Luckily, I was very careful to measure twice, and double-check the diagrams, before cutting.