07 Aug. 1994|
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Even though I used the miter saw and had the angles all set out for me on the saw, the template was still well worth it to help with visualization. The cleats were cut at the same angle so they would be flush with the angle of the legs, and the braces were all cut at 45-degrees. John- I’d love pictures once you’ve turned that lumber into something fit for a picnic! I am also using a pocket jig to hide all my connections under the bench and where they will be less noticable. I know we have a picnic bench that we look forward to bringing out from the garage this year!
Otherwise, the plans are great and saved us hours of mocking up (and probably mucking up) the table and benches. I built this years ago, so I don’t remember the exact price, but it was comparable to the wood picnic tables you see for sale at big box stores or lumber yards. I’ve always wanted one of these classic picnic tables, and then I stumbled upon this! You can find out about reputed movers and packers companies from your area with the help of various websites which enlist movers and packers. I made a couple of modifications, making the table and benches a few inches longer, and using a whole lot more powertools than they suggest.
Then attach the brace with a lag screw through both legs and the brace, and a deck screw from brace to top of table. If you still want to go with PT then build it and let it sit in the sun and weather for several months to dry it out, not using it, then paint it with an outdoor latex paint to seal the PT stuff inside.
PS: I used Hubs big screwed down clamp on his bench to hold my wood while i was using the sawsall and chiseling.