Sometimes we want to share our togetherness with friends or family in an outside area by sitting on the comfortable chairs, if that so then an extra long picnic table may be a good idea for us who want to feel the comfortableness by using the wooden picnic table. However, there must several designs that may make us confuse to choose which one is the best. When we find this kind of problem, then the list of the design below may help us to choose the appropriate designs that look good for us.
The Designs of Long Picnic Table
There are several types of designs that may attract us like the traditional model, the octagon model, the hexagon model, the folding model that looks really efficient, the round model which looks unique then the small and large model. Each of the models offers different difficulties and easiness when building it up if we choose to build the chairs personally. It is true that we can ask directly to the store that offers this kind of bench with more various models that looks totally attractive. As an addition it is easier to buy something on the store.
Though we can indeed buy the bench at the time still we may try to do something special like building it up personally. Anything that can be built up with our own strength and skill will looks even more special and becomes more memorable especially if we build the bench for family purpose. Then, when we decide to set up the plan of doing DIY project then we need to settle up the stuff. Usually and mostly the bench like long table for picnic purpose will have long size though we can create the unique shape like hexagonal or even triangular. The wood is used more to create wood picnic table because it serves more comfortable and looks natural in our backyard. Then what kind of things we should prepare?
The Stuff to Build Picnic Table Plans
Creating extra-long picnic table with our own power and skill needs some preparations. It is including the stuff like materials and the tool list. We have to decide what kind of wooden type that we will use. Why do we need to do this? Does not all of the wood serve the same comfortableness? The answer is clearly said that not all of the wood material offers the same comfortableness. That is why we have to choose the right wooden type for the material. After that, other stuff we have to list and prepare is the cut list and building directions that comes with diagram and clear photos. This will help us to figure out the frame and to build-up the picnic tables even better.
As an addition, we can look out for video that shows how to create and build the bench or the picnic table like this properly. The video will help us to know the steps better. We will not feel confused to know the first step and can easily continue to next the steps without any problem. Of course we still need to find the paper that shows the steps and the tips of building the thing personally. Actually the handbook that we use for this is the same important as we build the other furniture like tables for coffee, wine racks, home bars, deck, and gazebo. It is even the same important like building the pergolas, cabins, benches, or even chicken coops.
Do Our DIY Project for Picnic Table
If we decide to make and create the extra-long picnic table with DIY project then there are several steps we need to note. These steps will help us to set and build the table and the bench correctly. The easy way of doing is by practicing the picnic table with traditional model. This model is the easiest way we can start to try. The first thing talks about is the material. This furniture consists of 6 parts. Those are the legs, the seat supports, the tabletop supports, the diagonal braces, the tabletop, and the last one is the seat. Of course each of them has different measurement like what is written down below.
The Measurement of the Parts
Doing picnic table plans can be an easy activity if we have known about the steps and the other stuff like the material and the measurement. In the traditional model that we want to build, it has been said that this furniture is decided into 6 parts. Each of the parts has different measurement. Starts from the legs, it consists of 6 pieces of 2 x 4 lumbers with length of 40 inches. Then, the seat supports has 70 inches long, consisting of 6 pieces with 2 x 4 lumbers size. The tabletop supports size is 29 inches long with 6 pieces of 2 x 4 lumbers.
The next is the diagonal braces that have 65 and ¼ inches long, consist of 2 pieces with 2 x 4 lumbers. The last two parts use 2 x 6 lumbers model. The tabletop has 144 inches long that consist of 5 pieces with 2 x 6 lumbers and the seat has the same measurement but consist of 4 pieces. After deciding about the materials, then we have to arrange about the tools. Safety gloves, tape measure, carpentry pencil, spirit level, drill machinery and the drill bits are important tools to build this.
Easy Tips Build up Picnic Table
Some easy tips that we can note is about the angle cut that can look better when we use the good miter saw. Then, we can use the drill pilot holes to help us inserting the screws better. Some people may consider about how long the time we spend to build this furniture. Building this table bench especially the extra-long picnic table will take the total time around one week depends on how frequently we handle the project. It can be longer or quicker depends on the performance that we have. The time also depends on how complex the model is. If we build the picnic table with an octagon or hexagon as the concept then the time will be different indeed.
Steps and Step Build It Up Picnic Table
We should prepare the picnic table kit at first. It is true. After that, we can continue to set up the steps. We can start this project by build the legs of the picnic table with 60 degrees cutting. We can use fine-grit sandpaper to make it clean. Fitting the bottom braces becomes the first thing we need to do. After that we can build the seat support with 2 x 4 lumbers by cutting the end then attaching the braces for the legs. Make sure that all is perfectly fitted. The next step is drilling the pilot holes to the braces and the legs. Insert the 5 inches of carriage bolt to make it even more fit. After fitting the top braces then we have to settle up the tabletop slats.
We have to place it on the side to apply it. After fitting the tabletop slats then we need to lay up 2 x 6 tabletops on the surface. We have to make sure that it leaves around 3/8 inches. Then, plumb the legs on the higher level and use the drill pilot to make a hole and insert two pieces of ½ inches of screws. We have to the diagonal braces for the frame and cut it down around 73 degrees. Then fit up the seat slat first before going to the crossbar. Fitting up the crossbar is the last step of building extra-long picnic table with DIY project of course we have to fit it up be in the balance position.