|Project by Martyroc||posted 04-25-2012 11:59 PM||3402 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
Wife said we need a picnic table, YES MAM’
We wanted something that looked good and we also needed some benches, so my internet search began. I started with LJ’s to see what other members had made, and found one I really liked, alas it was a year or so old and the link to the plans was no longer available. That had me going to google to find what we wanted, we got lucky after a few searches, ( I searched just for images) we found one we both liked, materials looked inexpensive and the plans were super simple, which my wife said was good because I’m simple.
I had posted a forum topic to get an idea what other members might suggest and got a few good responses. so off to Lowes to by cheap wood and some hardware.
The total build time was about an hour and a half, the last 45 minutes was done outside in the dark, using the motion sensor lights, but I was determined.
The wood is 2×6’s & 2×4’s Douglas Fir, the stain was an outdoor stain sealer we bought a year ago for my daughters swing set, (i’ll get to that too). Then 3 coats of sprayed outdoor Spar Urethane, and a coat of beeswax for a nice shine, especially in the sun.
I have a few more pictures, not many but if your interested it is in the forum topic along with a link to the plans. For a quick outdoor project it cant be beat, the longest part was the finish, as always. Here is a link to the forum topic with the plans LINK
As always questions, comments, constructive criticism are always welcome.
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.