Woodworking Plans for Picnic Tables
Last year I ran into a common problem; not enough sitting room. The success of events like this rely on your guests abilityto comfortably sit andchat with their friends and enjoy the food and wine. So a few months ago, I searched the Internet to see if I could find some plans to build for a picnic table. What I found took my breath away.If you do not have one at present, you can make one with the help of good plans. If you are a beginner to do-it-yourself jobs and woodworking projects, basic picnic table plans would be the logical choice.
When you're considering whichbasic picnic table plans you want,you should consider this. As you are a beginner to building from woodworking plans, you should use a simple top, either rectangular or square. The legs should be sturdy but not clumsy or complicated. You may want to select features like attached benches and an umbrella because it's just basic construction. On the other hand, an adjustable or strangely shaped construction should probably be avoided just to keep things simple on thefirst time out..
Materials & Tools
While building your basic table, here are a few practical tips to be kept in mind:
- use wood which can withstand all sorts of weather conditions. Examples are redwood, cypress, cedar and teak.
- if you use a soft wood such as pine, you must paint it it to give it added protection.
- if you use reclaimed lumber, make sure it has not been treated with chemicals or pesticides
While this is an easy woodworking project to complete, none-the-less, it is a fairly large project,. Give some thought to make sureyou have enough space to work with, while constructing your basic picnic table. One optionis to work outdoors in a driveway or on a patio using a pair of saw horses. The only thing to watch out for is rain and wind. You don't need sawdust blowing into the house
Practice Safety First
While building a basic picnic table is a drop-dead simple project, you should still employ the all the standard safety precautions. It's important that you always wear protective goggles and a respirator while cutting wood, or when using spray paints or sealers. Always make sure that someone is around when you;re using an electric saw, in case of an emergency.
A Final Word on TheImportance of Plans
( A lesson I learned the hard way)
You may be tempted to build this basic picnic table by yourself, without the help of plans. Perhaps, you intend to make the drawings and plansyourself.I like you. You think like me. However. even though I'm no longer a beginner, I will never again start a project without a a full set of professionally prepared plans There are too manyopportunities to mess it up and either end up with a structurally unsafe and unusable picnic table , or you may never complete the project at all. By relying on a good set of plans prepared by experts, you'll receive expert guidance and plenty of confidence to undertake and complete the project to your satisfaction. Then you can get on to the real joy... a fantastic time in the back yard just enjoying life with friends and family.
By making a basic picnic table with the help of plans, you would not only be assured of great parties and picnics, but you would also be taking the first steps towards a thoroughly enjoyable hobby, which can save you tons of money over time; It's true and in fact. I've been asked to build one for my brother-in-law and he's actually going to pay me for doing it.
For project plans which give you all the instructions and tips needed to build sheds, play houses, exotic or basic picnic tables on your own, take a look at the woodworking projects course
For even more choices, you also find thousands of other woodworking plans here, from which you can select your designs for furniture or building anything you can imagine in your spare time. That site is where I found my favorite picnic table plans and several other fun woodcraft projects. Ted, the owner of of the site also gives you a wonderful CAD software program as a free bonus. I use mine to design my own projects
Hey, lets go make some sawdust and send me pictures of your garden party.