Picnic Table Benches

A good old-fashioned picnic table with matching benches is almost as all-American as baseball and apple pie. What yard or deck is complete without one? Our version of this classic is just a notch dressier than many similar pieces because it is designed with no visible screws in the table or bench surfaces, and the outer edges are neatly rounded over.

Vital Statistics: Picnic Table & Benches

Table Galvanised Deck Brackets

TYPE: Picnic table and benches

OVERALL SiZE: Table: 37V4W by 71l by 29V2H Benches: 11W by 71l by I6V2H

MATERIAL: Cedar

JOINERY: Butt joints reinforced with galvanized screws

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

■ Butt joint construction

■ No exposed screw heads in tabletop or bench surfaces

■ Angled table braces allow for comfortable leg room

■ Bench legs tuck between table legs ifor compact storage

FINISHING OPTIONS: Penetrating uv protectant sealer, exterior paint or leave unfinished to weather to gray

Building time preparing stock 0 hours

layout

1-3 hours cutting parts

2-4 hours assembly

3-5 hours finishing 2-3 hours

TOTAL: 8-15 hours

Tools you'll use

Circular saw or power miter saw

• Router with V2-in. roundover bit

■ Combination square

Shopping list

Pi Finishing materials

Picnic Table Backyard

Picnic Table & benches

1/2"-rad. rounded over top edqes,

21/2" galvanized deck screws, typ.

1/2"-rad. rounded over top edges

1/4"-dia. x 41/2" galvanized lag bolts with washers

2V2" galvanized deck screws, typ.

Picnic Table & Benches Cutting List

Part

No.

Size Material

Part

No.

Size Material

A. Table slats

5

IV2 x 7V4 x 71 in. Cedar

F. Angled braces

2

IV2 x 3V2 x 313/8 in. Cedar

B. Outer stretchers

2

IV2 X 3V2 x 341/4 in. "

G. Bench legs

8

1V2 x 3 V2 x 163/4 in. "

C. Center stretcher

1

IV2 x 5V2¡x 34V4 in. "

H. Bench stretchers

4

IV2 x 5V2 x. IOV2 in. "

D. Table legs

4

1V2 x 5l/2'x 30V2 in. "

1. Bench slats

4

1V2 x 5V2 x 71 in.

E. Leg braces 2 IV2 x 5V2 x 33 in. " J. Bench braces 2 IV2 x 3V2 x 42 in.

E. Leg braces 2 IV2 x 5V2 x 33 in. " J. Bench braces 2 IV2 x 3V2 x 42 in.

BENCH END VIEW

TABLE END VIEW

TABLE FRONT VIEW

BENCH FRONT VIEW

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