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8 ft Backrest Picnic Table – DIY Project

by Ovidiu


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8 ft Backrest Picnic Table – DIY Project


From Thor,

I decided to combine the plans for your 8ft picnic table and 6th picnic table with backrests. I worked mainly off the plan for the 8th ft table. The only thing I made sure to do different from the 8ft plan was place the legs 5 inches from the edge of the table, as suggested in the plans for the 6ft table, and I used 71.5 inch seat supports for the backrests. The base supports had to be resized, because I used 2×6 boards for the legs, I stead of 2×4, but the remainder of the backrests were constructed using the plans for the 6ft table. I also used two pocket holes for each board in the table top, as well as two at each end of the diagonal braces under the table, so I used more pocket screw than the notes suggested. It looks great, and is super rigid.

I used the following supplies:

  • 19 x 2x6x8 pressure treated brown
  • 5 x 2x4x8 pressure treated brown
  • 38 x 2.5 inch pocket screws
  • 24 x 3/8×3.5 carriage bolts
  • 24 x 3/8 flat washer
  • 24 x 3/8 hex nuts
  • 80 x 2.5 inch wood screws



From Plans: https://myoutdoorplans.com/furniture/6-picnic-table-with-backrests-plans/

Difficulty Level: easy

Time Required:

Total Cost: –





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