|Project by Craftsman on the lake||posted 05-28-2010 09:37 PM||3091 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
Nothing earth shattering here. Today I made a picnic table for my nephew’s camp. His old one was ready for the fire. It’s 8 feet long and fairly wide. I decided to cap the ends and round them over so it would look better. Underneath is a bolted on set of angles I welded up. When the pole for the umbrella is set in the hole on top of the table the metal tube holds the pipe so no weighted base is needed. The legs also have a pad of pressure treated lumber to help with the water when it rains. It was delivered and the owner will apply a finish of choice.
Materials are spruce (framing lumber), galvanized carriage bolts, and star head self drilling deck screws. All in all a short, fun build. My first picnic table.
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.