As spring rolls around, there isn’t anything much better than having a family picnic. Having your own picnic table and chairs makes it that much better. You get the BBQ grill dusted off and fill up your propane tank or stock up on charcoal. It’s time to Barbeque! But it just isn’t the same without a picnic table. Good weather also gets many of us in the mood to do a woodworking project. Building a picnic table can be rewarding and fun at the same time. If you have small kids or teens, this may be a good project to work on together. Maybe you’re asking yourself “how do you build a picnic table?” All you need is some good DIY picnic table designs.
There are a number of good picnic table and bench plans available on the internet. Wooden picnic table plans are the easiest to follow. I recently stumbled across a fantastic site, not only for building picnic tables, but just about any woodworking project under the sun. The site is called Ted’s Woodworking Plans. If you’re a DIY woodworker, this may be just what you have been looking for. Even if you haven’t ever done woodworking before, included with Ted’s Plans are a wealth of resources on how to do woodworking projects. These resources include how to prepare wood and how to protect it when it is in the elements. There are sections on how to use various woodworking tools, such as scroll saws. If you have a passion for woodworking, it even gives you a guide on how to turn your hobby into a business.
Ted’s offers over 16,000 different woodworking plans for you to choose from. There are over a dozen patio and picnic table designs, detailing how to build your own picnic table.
When you decide to make your own picnic table, you will need to decide on what kind of lumber to use. Even though Douglas Fir may be cheaper, it’s best to find a material that will hold up better under the elements of the weather. If your table will be sitting out in the open, it would be best to use either redwood or a pressure treated wood. These will last a long time and aren’t affected by weather nearly as much.
Now that you have decided to build one, and know where to get your plans to build a picnic table, you’re set. Ted’s has some of the best DIY picnic table designs you can get your hands on. When you see how easy it is to follow these blueprints, you will realize you know how to build a picnic table.