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Convertable Patio Bench / Picnic Table

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Project by Festus56 posted 06-07-2015 02:05 AM 1209 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

This is a project from a few years ago. We needed more than a couple lawn chairs when company came to visit. Found a couple pictures online and went from there. I seem to build a lot of things from a picture either in my head or on paper without any dimensions. Modified it slightly for our preferences and it works great. If I need to make another one at least I have a pattern.

Made from regular construction lumber with two coats of cedar stain. They also work great as individual table for children to eat on or anyone to sit and read or draw sketches while enjoying the outdoors. Usually have one each way until we need a big table.

Mark

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-07-2015 03:30 AM

Very cool. I always wanted to build these

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-07-2015 10:17 AM

That is a cool combo unit! I had to look real close to es how they fit together. Nice job on it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Festus56

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#3 posted 06-07-2015 06:40 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys. Actually have as-built drawings in my auto-cad now so I don’t have to do so much trial and error the next time.

Mark

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#4 posted 06-07-2015 07:27 PM

That’s a pretty creative design. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 06-08-2015 04:09 PM

In the table mode, I noticed an extra block on the 4 corners of the table. I think they’re there to cover the posts which support the back/table. I think that they aren’t all the way across, because it would be too close to the bench and uncomfortable to sit at. Am I close?

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Festus56

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#6 posted 06-08-2015 10:42 PM

Thanks Charles .. Appreciate the compliment


In the table mode, I noticed an extra block on the 4 corners of the table. I think they re there to cover the posts which support the back/table. I think that they aren t all the way across, because it would be too close to the bench and uncomfortable to sit at. Am I close?

- airfieldman

Yes you are 100% correct. Especially for tall people like me it would be harder to get in and out of the table. Covers the end of the post and the top end of the support that the hinge is fastened to. Kind of a arm rest also if you want to sit like you are on a bench while it is still in the table position.

Mark

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#7 posted 04-11-2016 05:44 AM

Looks like a fun & practical build. Well done.

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#8 posted 10-09-2016 04:06 PM

Very nice

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