picnic table for tall family.

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Project by ronster20 posted 02-01-2012 09:21 PM 1094 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My WIFE decided we need a picnic table. Since nearly all of us are over 6 feet, I wanted to build a table that we did not smash our knees on getting down on or up from. This what I came up with. 8ft. long , 3ft. wide and 3 ft. tall. The seat height is 17 1/2 in. Finally a picnic table my knees stand a chance on.

-- ronnie, hillsboro, tn.

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 10:32 PM

Great looking table Ronnie,good job.

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 10:40 PM

6’8”...........I know the feeling. This looks great. I’m a little concerned about the “shin buster” center stretcher. It appears in pictures #3 & 4 but I don’t see it in the first two.

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 10:51 PM

The center beam is actually 23 in. from the seat edge. Gives plenty of room for the legs underneath.

-- ronnie, hillsboro, tn.

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