Picnic Table

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Project by JoshIndy posted 08-05-2010 05:53 AM 1352 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found the plan for this online, I forget where. It intrigued me because it used 2×4’s for the table top. So far it has been a great table. This one is about 8’ long and seats ten at the most so far.
This works wonderfully under the shade of our silver maple tree!

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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#1 posted 08-05-2010 10:02 AM

Cool table looks solid! Welcome to LJ’s

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-05-2010 03:10 PM

Looks very Nice and solid! Good Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 08-05-2010 05:45 PM

The 2-bys caught my eye, too. I’ve not seen that done before, for a picnic table. Looks like a great place to relax and visit in the shade. Are the top members joined together with glue or something, or just screwed down next to each other? What made me think of it is that it looks like the leftmost one in the picture might be wanting to twist a little. I wonder if that will be a problem over time?

-- Robb

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 09:21 PM

The picture is about 2 hours after i built it last summer. It has weathered a bit now and none of them have began to twist.
There are 3 supports that run perpendicular to the 2×4’s (also 2×4 material). I used countersunk 3” screws through the support underneath to secure the top. This makes it so there’s no rusty nail/screw heads to look at. that always seemed to bother me with other picnic tables.

Thanks for looking!

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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