This step by step woodworking project is about 10′ picnic table plans. I have designed this large picnic table so you can host large bbq parties in your yard. This picnic table is mostly built from 2×6 lumber, so its frame is very sturdy and durable. This picnic table has a beautiful design and it is the right addition to any property. 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 – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 53 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 50 3/4″ long SEAT SUPPORTS
- E – 5 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long TABLETOP
- F – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long SEAT
- G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 55 3/4″ long BRACES
- 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 11 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 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 10 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 2×6 slats on a level surface. Fit a piece of 1/4″ plywood between the slats, so you can create even gaps. Align the ends of the slats with attention. Afterwards, fit the legs of the table, as shown in the diagram. Plumb the legs with a spirit level and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them to the slats into place tightly.
Fit 2×6 supports to the picnic table. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and then lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Fit the 2×6 seat slats into place, making sure the side overhangs are even. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Build diagonal braces for the picnic table from 2×4 lumber. Make angle cuts to both ends of the braces, as shown in the diagram.
Fit the braces to the picnic table. Drill pocket holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the braces into place tightly. These diagonal braces will make the frame of the picnic table really rigid.
This picnic table is super handy in any backyard, as it can host many people, while very sturdy. If you like to throw parties in the backyard with the family or with your friends, this picnic table is the right fit and to do project.
If this is too large or small for your yard, you need to take a look over the rest of my picnic table plans HERE.
This 10 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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