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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 1517 days ago 2348 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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ellen35

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#1 posted 1517 days ago

Very nice table, Dan.
Love the ends… looks really sturdy.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1517 days ago

looks very cool. nice grain coloring on the lumber.

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#3 posted 1517 days ago

Nice table! The end pieces really ‘spruce’ it up – never thought of those myself. I need to make one of these for our place – the one I had finally died last year. I bought it in 1974 when stationed in the Azores, took it with me to everywhere else I was stationed until I retired and it has been here in Maine since. Guess I got my money’s worth out of it! It was made of redwood but don’t think this next one will be.

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1517 days ago

Its a super table the ends not only look good but save the shins.

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grizzman

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#5 posted 1517 days ago

really nice table dan..i was wondering if you had fallen into the lake with no projects for awhile…good to see your still going strong…now where is the fried chicken and tatter salad….grizz

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Craftsman on the lake

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#6 posted 1517 days ago

Thanks all,

No Grizzman I haven’t fallen into the lake and I have been busy. Did you catch my teardrop renovation?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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CreekWoodworker

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#7 posted 1517 days ago

Nice table

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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GMman

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#8 posted 1517 days ago

Its a super table

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DAWG

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#9 posted 1515 days ago

Nice looking table and it does look real big, what is the actual size? How many will it sit? Thanks for sharing.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 1515 days ago

It’s 8 ft x 38” wide. It will sit a bunch? I’m not sure 5 across comfortably maybe.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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moondog69

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#11 posted 1511 days ago

nice table.

-- al.chazy ny

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