10′ Picnic table plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about 10′ picnic table plans. If you want to learn more about building a long picnic table, we recommend you to take a look over the instructions described in the article. A sturdy 10 feet picnic table is a great addition to any backyard, as it will gather all the loved ones to take a nice meal in nature.

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10′ Picnic table plans

Building a long picnic table

Building a long picnic table

 

  • A – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 40″ long LEGS
  • B – 24 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 70″ long SEAT SUPPORTS
  • C – 24 piece of 2×4 lumber – 29″ long TABLETOP SUPPORTS
  • D – 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long TABLETOP
  • E – 24 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long SEAT
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 54″ long BRACES

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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How to build a long picnic table

Building the legs

Building the legs

The first step of the project is to build the legs for the picnic table. Use 2×4 lumber to build the legs. Use a miter saw to cut both ends of the legs at 60 degrees. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Fitting the tabletop supports

Fitting the tabletop supports

Build the tabletop supports out of 2×4 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Cut both ends of the supports in a decorative manner using a circular saw. Clamp the braces to the legs, making sure the edges are all aligned. Drill pilot holes through the legs and through the braces, before inserting the 5″ carriage bolts.

Fitting the bottom supports

Fitting the bottom supports

Build the seat supports out of 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right size and use a saw to make both ends decorative. Clamp the supports to the legs, after aligning everything with great care. Drill pilot holes through the supports and through the legs, before inserting the 5″ carriage bolts.

Building the frame of the picnic table

Building the frame of the picnic table

After building the sides for the picnic table, we recommend you to secure them to the tabletop. Lay the slats on a level surface, making sure they are equally-spaced. Fit the sides to the slats, drill pilot holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly. Plumb the sides with a spirit level, to prevent the wood from splitting.

Building the diagonal braces

Building the diagonal braces

In order to enhance the rigidity of the long picnic table, we recommend you to fit diagonal braces. Cut both ends of the braces at 69.2 degrees.

Fitting the braces

Fitting the braces

Drill pilot holes at both ends of the braces and secure them to the tabletop supports using 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the legs are plumb before inserting the screws, to get a professional result.

Fitting the seat slats

Fitting the seat slats

After fitting the diagonal braces, you need to get the job done by attaching the seat slats to the 10 feet long picnic table. Center the slats to the frame and secure them to the supports using 2 1/2″ screws. Pre-drill the components before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

10' Picnic table plans

10′ Picnic table plans

One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.

Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the stand from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.

 

 

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  1. Looking for reasonable plans to construct a few 12 foot picnic tables with Handicap Accessibility on both ends and also a sheltered roof that is permanently attached to the table.

    • Julian at -

      I’ll give it a shot. I have a few ideas and I hope it’s what you envisioned.

  2. sharon at - Reply

    is there an installation plan and material list for hardware?

    • Julian at -

      You need 24 pieces of 5″ carriage bolts and about 100 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws for this project. I hope this helps.

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