Hexagon picnic table plans

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This step by step garden project is about hexagon picnic table plans. If you want to build a picnic table with a beautiful and unique design, you should pay attention to the instructions shown in this project. Make sure you work with attention and select detailed woodworking plans for the picnic table, as to prevent potential mistakes and to get a professional reult.

There are many designs to choose from when building a picnic table, so make sure you check out the rest of the projects thoroughly. Always adjust the size and the style of the picnic table to your needs before starting the actual construction. Select the lumber with great care, as the components should be perfectly straight and weather-resistant. Align the components at both ends before inserting the screws.

 

 

Hexagon picnic table plans

Building a hexagon table

Building a hexagon table

 

  • 1 – 1 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″, 2 pieces – 35 1/2″, 2 pieces – 35 1/4″ FRAME
  • 2 – 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 39 3/4”, 33 1/4″, 26 1/2″, 20″, 13 1/4″, 6 1/2″  TABLETOP
  • 3 – 6 piece of 2×4 lumber – 36″ LEGS
  • 4 – 1 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 122 1/4″, 2 pieces – 59 3/4″, 2 pieces – 60 1/4″ FRAME
  • 5 – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 61″, 6 pieces – 54 1/2″ SEAT 
  • Hammer, Tape measure, Carpentry square
  • Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander, Router
  • Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses, Respiratory Mask
  • One day

 

 

Building a hexagon picnic table

Building the tabletop frame

Building the tabletop frame

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the hexagonal tabletop. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to build the frame out of 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right size and lock them together with screws and waterproof glue. Cut the ends of the supports at about 60 degrees, by using a miter saw.

Building the tabletop

Building the tabletop

The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the 2×6 slats to the frame, as shown in the free plans. Cut the ends of the slats at about 60 degrees before laying them over the frame an locking them into place with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Pre-drill the lumber to prevent the wood from splitting.

Attaching the legs

Attaching the legs

The next step of the woodworking project is to build the 2×4 legs and to attach them to the frame of the tabletop. Cut both ends of the legs at 60 degrees and lock them into place with carriage bolts or screws after drilling pilot holes. Make sure all the legs are installed symmetrically, as shown in the plans.

Building the seat frame

Building the seat frame

Continue the project by making the frame of the seat. As you can easily notice in the free hexagonal table plans, we recommend you to cut the wooden components at the right size before assembling the frame. Drill pocket holes, align the components thoroughly and add waterproof glue to the joints before driving the screws in.

Attaching the seat supports

Attaching the seat supports

One of the most difficult steps of the project is to attach the frame to the legs of the picnic table. As you can notice in the plans, you need to leave about 12″ between the frame of the tabletop and the seat structure. Use a spirit level to check if the supports are perfectly level and lock them into place with carriage bolts or galvanized screws.

Attaching the seat slats

Attaching the seat slats

The last step of the garden project is to attach the slats to the seat structure. Cut both ends of the 2×6 lumber at 60 degrees and lock them to the beams with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Align the slats at both ends before locking them into place with screws.

Hexagon picnic table plans

Hexagon picnic table plans

Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Check if the components are secured into place properly and if the frame is rigid. Make sure there are no protruding screws or sharp edges that could injure you.

PRO TIP: Fill the holes with a good wood filler and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper. Apply several coats of paint or stain over the components, in order to protect them from decay.

 

 

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