Redwood picnic table

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Project by devann posted 01-15-2011 08:57 AM 2878 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently took these photos of a picnic table that I made for a friend. The picture isn’t all that great. And the table has taken a beating in the hot Texas summer where it sat out on a deck completly exposed for 10 months. In the photos it has been moved to where it’s now under roof.

I’m posting it because I’d like some feedback about the Kreg jig. I attached a board across the end to keep the top striaight so I could move the legs closer to the center.

I wanted to make a traditional looking picnic that you wouldn’t have to straddle the legs to sit at the end of the bench. You can sit comfortably outside of the legs. I did include pressure blocking from the end of the bench back to the strecher holding up the seat.

The table is 6’ 9” long and without anything on the top, two 180lb. people can sit outside of the legs at the same end and the legs on the other end stay on the ground.

Anybody that’s used the Kreg jig this way please let me know how it’s holding up.

p.s. I also used the Kreg jig to fasten the seat to the strechers so no fasteners are showing anywhere except for the lag screws at the leg connection.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 04:51 PM

Looks great!! Have not used the Kreg jig in that application, time will be the test. Thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 03:00 AM

Nice table, red wood in Wi. seems to me non exsistant. Nope never used pocket screws on this
type of application…but I bet the kreg jig guys would tell you there joints will out last your red wood!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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