Big Picnic Table

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Project by Gene posted 07-25-2008 09:36 PM 2968 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished making this table. At the widest part it measures just over 9’ across. I just used spruce 2” x 4”s and 2” x 6”s but I sanded them to get rid of the mill glase and any rough spots. I used a square piece of plywood and PL premium to hold all the points together for the table top. That way a hole can be drilled through the center at a later date to add an umbrella. At the bottom I used some metal straps and PL premium to give extra support to the center of the seat supports. Then I just used some good deck stain to finish it off. If you have any comments or questions, please ask.

-- --Gene Plumley--

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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 07-25-2008 10:09 PM

Gene, that thing looks sweet. I can see many years of enjoyment out of that.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 07-25-2008 10:31 PM

Now they would say that was a fairly good sized table, even here in Texas. Should be able to get the family and some of the neighborhood around that one. Nice job. Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 07-25-2008 10:31 PM

That’s one great picnic table!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 07-26-2008 01:25 AM

Hi Gene;

I bet you were a spider in a previous life. How else could you get that perfect shape.

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 07-26-2008 01:42 AM

Love the shape. What a great place for a summer evening get together!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 07-26-2008 04:11 AM

Wow, that’s a nice table. The wind won’t be blowing that around. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 07-26-2008 04:20 AM

Does it seat 14 comfortably? Man, the BBQ’s that could be held around that table.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#8 posted 07-26-2008 10:40 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#9 posted 10-02-2008 01:29 AM

Very nice work Gene !!!!
I have one just like it

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#10 posted 10-29-2009 01:00 AM

That’s one nice picnic table.

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#11 posted 10-29-2009 01:22 AM

looks great Gene

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