|Project by Matthew Eye||posted 08-28-2014 05:28 PM||1865 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I have built a few of these Cedar Picnic Tables. Each one is different in its own way, from the knots to the way the sapwood swirls. They are beautiful and solid.
Counterboring the carriage bolts keeps you from cutting your leg when entering and exiting the table. All the screws I used are 2-1/2” exterior deck screws. I didn’t want the thing falling apart before the wood gave out. This table should last several decades.
I got the plans from Bob’s Plans at http://www.bobsplans.com/FreeDownloads/TraditionalPicnicTable.pdf
I did not finish. If you want to keep the color, I highly recommend marine varnish. It is worth the cost.
Last photo is me leaving the sawmill with 1000bf of cedar!
-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye