This step by step woodworking project is about 12′ picnic table plans. This is a very long picnic table with three rows of legs. You can save time and materials by building a 12′ long table instead of two 6′ long picnic tables. This will be amazing near a bbq or an outdoor kitchen. You can build this picnic table in one weekend. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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10′ Picnic Table Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 36″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 60″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 3 piece of 2×4 lumber – 28 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 5 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long TABLETOP
- E – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 65 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 62 3/4″ long SEAT STRETCHERS
- F – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long SEAT
- G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 67 1/2″ long BRACES
- 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 11 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 3 1/2″ carriage bolts
- 2 1/2″ pocket screws, 2 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Weekend
How to build a picnic table
Start the woodworking project by framing the legs for the 12 foot picnic table. Make 30 degree cuts to both ends of the legs, as shown in the diagram. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result.
Use 2×4 lumber for the top support and 2×6 lumber for the seat supports. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make decorative cuts to both ends of the beams. Clamp the supports to the legs, after aligning them together tightly. Drill pilot holes through the supports and through the legs. Then lock them together by inserting 3 1/2″ carriage bolts. Use two carriage bolts for each joint.
Drill pocket holes through the tabletop supports. Drill two pocket holes for each slat.
Lay the tabletop slats on a level surface and then center the three row of legs into place tightly. Insert 2 1/2″ screws through the pocket holes to lock them into place tightly. Use a spirit level to plumb the legs into place tightly.
Fit the 2×6 supports to the seats. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the beams and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Fit the 2×6 slats to create the seats. Leave equal overhangs on the sides and fit a piece of 1/4″ plywood to create gap between the slats. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the slats into place tightly.
Build the diagonal braces from 2×4 lumber. Make angle cuts to both ends of the braces and then smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Center the diagonal braces to the frame of the picnic table. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the braces into place tightly.
This large picnic table is amazingly sturdy and it is also roomy enough for a large family or a large group of friends.
Smooth the edges with sandpaper, so you give them a nice appearance.
This 16 foot picnic table is super easy to build and it will add value to your garden. This table with benches would go perfectly near a bbq. Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the picnic table.If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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