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Project by TheWoodfather posted 316 days ago 711 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made at least a dozen of these picnic tables in the past, mainly for presents, they’ve always gone down well.

They seat 4 young kids comfortably and are quite economical, these normally start life as around 8m of 90mm x 35mm pine.

They are quite sturdy for their weight, I can stand and put all my weight on top of it and still feel secure (though of course I don’t recommend doing that), kids naturally clamber all over them and I’ve not had a problem yet.

Thought I’d share on here, been looking at projects for a long time but just joined up. Go easy, I know my skill level is well below everyone else’s here!

-- www.thewoodfather.com - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 316 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks

First, your skill level is not below everyone else here. You will find folks of all skill levels. That’s why it’s wonderful. We all help each other out.

Good looking work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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SuperCubber

251 posts in 920 days


#2 posted 316 days ago

This is the nicest simple kid’s picnic table I’ve ever seen. I will for sure be making one for my kids in the future.

Welcome to LumberJocks and thanks for posting!

What’s the rough cost to make one?

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NickyP

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#3 posted 316 days ago

Looks plenty sturdy and like your color choices. Well done!

-- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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TheWoodfather

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#4 posted 316 days ago

Thanks so much for the kind words guys! Much appreciated.

@Supercubber- these prob cost me around $15-$20 to make, not inc paint. I buy 90mmX35mm pressure treated pine and rip it into 20mm strips, then laminate 4 strips together for a panel. 45mm would be better but my TS can’t handle that in one pass. I have no drum sander / jointer / thicknesser so all the sanding is done by either belt or random orb sander, ithe main cost in making them is time. If you have those tools or spend a little extra you can buy the wood in the correct dimensions and put it together a lot faster.

Bit more info about them on my site www.thewoodfather.com

-- www.thewoodfather.com - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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SuperCubber

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#5 posted 313 days ago

Thanks for info and great little website. I’ll be checking back regularly. Do you have an RSS feed?

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TheWoodfather

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#6 posted 312 days ago

I will have soon supercubber, still learning the ins and outs of my blogging platform :-)

-- www.thewoodfather.com - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 312 days ago

Great looking and well made picnic tables. Like the simple design and the colors, the kids approve. Great work!

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