This is one of the most useful projects that anyone could build.  A picnic table is a simple plan and can be used virtually anywhere.  The material is inexpensive and it will be useful for you and your family for years to come.

This picnic table is made from 2×6 and 2×4 lumber that can be found at any home center.

Material List:

  • Lumber List
    • (6) 2″ x 6″ – 12′ (seat, the top and the legs)
    • (1) 2″ x 6″ – 10′ (seat supports)
    • (2) 2″ x 4″ – 10′ (table supports and braces)
  • Hardware List
    • (12) 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ Galvanized carriage bolts (or stainless steel)
    • (12) 3/8″ flat washers (Galvanized or stainless steel)
    • 1 Box 2 1/2″ Galvanized nails

The plan below is rather self explanatory.  If you are having any trouble, please leave a comment and I will be happy to help.

Free picnic table plans - classic and simple

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Luis Garza

    I just did one myself and everything came easy and perfect Thanks!!

  2. Alex

    Just did this table and it came out pretty nice for our small family! Thanks!

  3. Joe

    If you are using 5 (2″ X 6″) for the top, how is the width of the top on your drawing only 28 3/4″? Shouldn’t it be over 30″?

    I like your drawing, I’m not building it but modeling it in 3D.


  4. Tim Lewis

    Hello, the 2×4 cross brace at the top of the legs, is the 45* cut from the top of the board or do you drop down 2″ then cut 45*?

    1. admin


      It appears that the 45 degree cut is dropped down so that the lower edge meets.

      The 45 appears to start at about 1 1/2″ down (based on the 2×4 center brace . Hope that helps a bit.

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