Build a Picnic Table

Build a Picnic Table. Includes plans of measurements and materials. Making a Picnic Table or Bench cannot be that complicated to make with a little effort and without a doubt having it at home or in a country house for these end of year holidays would be one of the most pleasant pleasures for this time of year.


  • Measuring tape
  • Sander
  • Jigsaw, circular table saw
  • Drill
  • Multipurpose square
  • Kreg Jig Tool (If you have one)
  • Nail gun


  • 1 Board – 2x3 6 inches
  • 1 Board – 2x6 6 inches
  • 5 Boards – 8 inch 2×4


  • 2 Inch 1/2 Inch Pocket Hole Screws
  • Wax paste
  • Clamps
  • Pocket plugs
  • Wood glue
  • Sanding wood
  • 2 1/2 inch galvanized wood screws (for outdoor use)
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Better Wood Finishing Supplies

Cut List: 

  • 6 units – 2x4 at 11 inches for smaller legs
  • 5 Pack – 2x3 at 12 inches and 3/4 bench supports
  • 4 units – 2x4 in 61 inches for seat boards
  • 4 units – 2x4 at 22 inches for the supports
  • 3 units – 2x4 at 23 inches for larger legs
  • 2 units – 2x6 in 14 inches and 3/4 bench top

STEP 1: 

So build the top of your work table: Attach the plates to the external boards with your 1 1/2 inch pocket hole system using the 2 1/2 inch pocket screws accompanied by glue . Also make sure to use glue that is applicable for outdoor projects. Place the plates 1/4 inch apart.

STEP 2: 

As a result, attach the bench supports: Use a 1 1/2 inch cardstock pocket hole system with 2 1/2 inch pocket screws and adhesive to attach the supports or use 2 1/2 inch screws. 2 from the table top and secure the countersink. Brackets will sit 1 inch from the front-back edges and 1 1/2 inches from the side edges, and should be spaced as shown below.


Secure the legs in place: To make the height of the X-shaped legs about 15 and 1/2 inches plus the width of the X be the width of your board.

You must measure and mark its exact dimensions, we recommend that you miter the legs at about 60 degrees. 3 of the leg pieces will be whole (green) and the other 6 will be reduced in half (blue), this is done so that the 2 outer ones are equal and the center is the opposite.

Sujetando las patas:

Aún así, para abrochar las patas, usa su sistema de orificios de bolsillo para la culata de 1 pulgada y  1/2 y los orificios de bolsillo de 2 pulgadas y 1/2 junto al pegamento. Para sujetar al banco, usa tornillos de 2 pulgadas y 1/2 y asegúralo a los soportes de la mesa en el exterior, o use su sistema de orificios ocultos para el material de 1 pulgada y 1/2 y los tornillos de bolsillo de 2 pulgadas y 1/2 y el adhesivo para seguro a la mesa. o ambos.


Lastly, we need to attach the frame supports: Measure each section (all 4) and miter for exact fit and angle with an approximate 60 degree angle on the side that will attach to the legs, and a pointed arrow shape with about 2 1/2 inches and 2 3/4 inches in sections as shown in the picture above mitered at 135 degrees (approximately, so be sure to cut first). Also attach it to the bench top, supports, and legs with the 1 1/2 inch pocket hole system and 2 1/2 inch pocket screws plus glue.

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