Free picnic table woodworking plans – Classic Style Free picnic table woodworking plans – Classic Style

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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  • Joe DeVaney

    May 26, 2015 #1 Author

    Built this in a few hours on memorial day and was eating super at it in the evening. Turned out great. Made a few adjustments to measurements in a couple places just to make things fit a little better. I actually was able to get all the 2×4 pieces cut from 1 12ft stick. The neighbors have seen it and now they all want me to build them one. Great design. Exactly what I was looking for.

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    • WoodworkCity

      May 26, 2015 #2 Author

      Joe,

      Happy that this picnic table worked out for you. This one is a classic and is the perfect item for any woodworker who wants everyone who sees it to ask for one of their own!

      Thanks for visiting. Please let us know if you have anything specific that you are looking for and we’ll locate and post.

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  • Luke Keenan

    April 28, 2015 #3 Author

    Was wondering if I could get a shopping list for this table that is modified a little. I want to use 2×12’s for the top and seats. I think this should work for these plans. Any advice is welcomed. Thanks.

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    • WoodworkCity

      April 29, 2015 #4 Author

      Luke,

      There are a couple of minor issues when doing this. Part of the dimension of the table top comes from the spacing between the slats (the 2×6’s). When you use 2×12’s for the top, you eliminate those spaces and end up with a table top that either has a large gap, or one that is too narrow for your framework.

      The 2×12’s for the seats are not going to face the same issue since they can just line up with the end of your horizontal support. In fact, the extra 1/4″ – 1/2″ clearance might be a slightly better feel.

      If you want to use 2×12’s for your table top, you will still need at least 1 2×6. Since the top is 5 @ 2×6, this would be converted to 2 @ 2×12 plus 1 @ 2×6. Again, keep in mind that you are going to lose the 1/2″ to 1″ by eliminating 2 spaces.

      Your material list could be as follows:
      (2) 2″ x 12″ – 12′ (seats, outside pieces of the top)
      (2) 2″ x 6″ – 12′ (seat, the center slat for the top and the legs)
      (1) 2″ x 6″ – 10′ (seat supports)
      (2) 2″ x 4″ – 10′ (table supports and braces)

      Good luck.

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  • Luis Garza

    July 14, 2014 #5 Author

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

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  • Alex

    May 16, 2014 #6 Author

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

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  • Joe

    June 3, 2013 #7 Author

    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.

    Thanks.

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  • Tim Lewis

    May 2, 2011 #9 Author

    Thanks, I should have noticed that!

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  • Tim Lewis

    May 2, 2011 #11 Author

    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*?
    Thanks
    Tim

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    • admin

      May 2, 2011 #12 Author

      Tim,

      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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