|Project by Jos||posted 11-28-2015 05:31 PM||975 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Hello fellow Lumberjocks – I want to share my first picnic table project.
I completed this picnic table in a few days – working a few hours each day. I found a local lumber yard that sells premium treated lumber; the table top, legs, seats are made from 2×8, the rest is either 2×6 or 2×4 – this is a sturdy table! Fasteners were a combination of 2.5” & 3” deck screws and a few galvanized bolts. Also, used outdoor wood glue on permanent joints (the tabletop, A-frames, & seats can be disassembled for easier transport).
I am going to keep it under a covered porch, but want to add a protective coating to help preserve, add a finished look, and make it easy to clean. I was thinking Thompson’s Advanced, as I’ve heard it is ideal for treated lumber, but feel free to leave any recommendations.
Thanks for viewing.