Folding Picnic table / Bench seat

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Project by raggedpat posted 10-28-2014 10:20 AM 2652 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I was looking for something cool to make on my day off and saw this on youtube so I thought I’d have a crack at it, I wound up making the frame out of pine (which our class milled earlier in the year) this obviously needed some weatherproofing so i painted on some noxious green stuff which I hid with a brown oak stain then I grabbed a few rough bits of Macrocarpa to make the tabletop and seats. A bit of lacquer over the top and its a pretty thing that’s good for indoor conservatories and patios as well as outside on the deck or garden! Heres the video of it finished

-- knots and cracks are a good thing if you let them be!

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#1 posted 10-28-2014 12:33 PM

Nice work on the build. If you actually did this in one day then I’m even more impressed. Thanks for sharing!

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#2 posted 10-28-2014 02:18 PM

Very cool. The video makes it cooler.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 10-28-2014 03:12 PM

Wow! I’ve seen this on several websites but you NAILED it. Well done!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 10-28-2014 03:19 PM

PLANS!!?? :D

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#5 posted 10-28-2014 06:09 PM

Unique design I like it,

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 10-28-2014 07:15 PM

Welcome to LJs Pat. Seat came out fantastic!!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#7 posted 10-28-2014 08:07 PM

cheers all
No I didn’t make it in one day but I did spend an awful amount of time in the spray room!
I’ll put the plans up too but I dunno if you’ll be able to read em

-- knots and cracks are a good thing if you let them be!

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#8 posted 10-28-2014 08:14 PM

Thanks for sharing, the video with you sitting on it puts a better proportional view of it.

-- So much to do, so little time.

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#9 posted 10-29-2014 10:47 AM

great build .love the painted legs and arms ,welcome to LJs

Mdbohica heres the plans ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 10-30-2014 09:02 AM

I realy like your style!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 01-28-2015 05:02 AM

Waste of effort, price is now so low any profit is gone, Any lower and I’m paying people to take it!

-- knots and cracks are a good thing if you let them be!

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#12 posted 05-17-2016 03:45 PM

This table turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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