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Project by NewfieDan posted 03-09-2011 06:11 PM 2655 views 24 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ths the first thing I really made outof wood. It is a bench that folds out to a picnic table. This is not the actual table but in identical in how it works. There were a lot of parts that needed to be cut and shaped, all from 2X4 cedar. It was made out of cedar that a friend got for me from a pallet factory he knew of. The only wood I bought for this was the long seat and table boards.

The actual assembly was for the most part very easy. I bought the plans for it at a trade show I went to. They are available for purchase online. Just type in benchtable into your search engine.

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#1 posted 03-09-2011 06:32 PM

This is too cool. Great idea! I did a search and was unable to locate these plans. You have any more info on this? Neat idea~

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

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#2 posted 03-09-2011 06:33 PM

OK then, I need one of these now , didn’t before I saw this but I do! ;-)

I looked via Goggle and could not find you plans you used. Any clue you can give us i.e. plans company name, distributer…....?

Very nice project!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 03-09-2011 06:36 PM

Try this link. Copy it into your search engine ( I use google)

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#4 posted 03-09-2011 06:58 PM

I’ve always wanted one of those, very cool! There’s also another design which folds over in a 180-degree type fashion instead of sliding. Plow and Hearth, Picnic Table/Bench. This one does seem a little easier to operate. Nice project!

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#5 posted 03-09-2011 08:29 PM

Thanks the LINK worked!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 03-09-2011 11:48 PM

very nicely done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#7 posted 03-10-2011 01:01 AM

Very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 03-10-2011 05:39 AM


-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 03-10-2011 05:48 PM

That’s a cool “bench table”. Would be very usefull on any deck.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#10 posted 03-10-2011 05:54 PM

Very nice project looks great. My next project, thankyou for sharing.

-- Ed Pa.

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#11 posted 03-11-2011 05:44 AM

now that is cool

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#12 posted 03-11-2011 06:33 AM

No plans at the link, just pictures, please advise! Thanks!!

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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#13 posted 03-11-2011 03:02 PM


Did you try to contact them to see if they would sell you a set of plans? I’m sure they would, since shipping an entire picnic table is out of the question. I looked at my plans and tried to find their website. Itappears to be taken down.

Maybe I’ll try, once I get back to work next week to convert mine to an electronic format. Then I can send them via email.

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#14 posted 03-11-2011 06:47 PM

Google shows a lot of other stuff.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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