This article is about picnic table designs. We show you a large variety of wooden picnic table designs, as to choose the one that suits your needs. If you have a large backyard and you like to take dinner with your friends, then you should know what benefits a picnic table will bring to your family. There are so many options that you can choose from, that we will highlight the main alternatives, along with their pros and cons.
A picnic table, irrespective of the its design, can be built by any person with basic woodworking skills. First of all, you need to choose the picnic table plans that suit your needs, your budget and the style of your backyard. Afterwards, invest in the best quality lumber you can afford, as you will definitely notice the difference on the long run. Redwood, cedar or pine are the best materials you could use for your diy project.
Picnic Table Designs
The first design you can choose is the most common approach when building a picnic table. Therefore, you could build a simple frame for a wooden table with benches, on both sides. As you can easily notice in the image, any person with basic skills can building something like that, as you just need to make a few cuts and assemble them together with screws. See step by step instructions and diagrams here.
If you want to build a simple project in just a weekend, but the previous design is too dull for your tastes, you should take into account this alternative. A picnic table with detached benches look nice and also is more convenient and provides a good access to the benches even for elder persons.
If you want to protect the food from bad weather or you live in a sunny area, building a covered picnic table is a wonderful idea. As you can notice in the plans, you need to build a simple picnic table and to attach a simple structure to it. Make a simple roof structure out of 2×4 lumber and attach 1×4 or 1×6 slats to it. The roof should be slightly larger than the picnic table, as to protect the components from rain.
Another alternative you could choose is a round picnic table. As you can see in the image, a round table is a simple structure, without benches or chairs, so it can be built by any person with average woodworking skills. A round table requires more tools and materials as compared to the previous projects, but it will most certainly enhance the look of any patio or garden.
If you have a large family or you just want to sit round the table with your friends, a hexagon table is the right solution to your needs. This woodworking project implies many angle cuts, so we recommend you to take accurate measurements and to use a miter saw. Work with attention and with great care, as you need to align the components before inserting the wood screws.
Last but not least, you should take into account the picnic table design shown in the above image. An octagon picnic table with benches is ideal for you, if you have many friends and you all like to take dinner together. Adjust the size of the table to your needs, making sure there is enough room to use the benches.
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