Wood picnic tables are a very popular and useful project.
But how to build one from scratch?
If you’re new to the wood, this article is going to tell you how to do it yourself.
The first step is to decide on the right wood.
For this tutorial, I used pine but it can be any hardwood.
You can also use a natural hardwood like mahogany, poplar or ash.
It doesn’t matter what it is, just choose the right type of wood and start building.
You’ll need a table for this to work.
First, make a base.
Put a large piece of wood (a board or planks) on the floor.
If you don’t have a large board, use a large log to make the base.
Next, make your table top.
Cut a piece of plywood that’s at least 1.5 inches (5cm) wide and at least 0.5 inch (1cm) tall.
This will be your base.
The base will then be about 0.7 inches (3cm) thick and will be held in place by a piece or two of the base board.
Cut two more boards and glue them together.
You will now have a wooden base with a wooden top.
Now you can make your wooden table.
First cut a piece that is at least .5 inches thick.
Then cut a similar piece at least 2.5-inches (7cm) long.
This is your table.
It should be at least 3 inches (7 cm) high and 2 inches (6cm) deep.
If it’s too small, you’ll have to make another wooden table top with a different width and height.
Finally, glue the two boards together and glue the bottom board onto the top.
Once all your base boards are in place, it’s time to glue the wood picnic tables together.
The glue can be a bit messy, but the wood will stick together.
If everything looks good, you’re ready to make your tables.
If not, there’s a good chance you’ll need to sand them down before you’re finished.
First sand the plywood with a flat-blade sander.
Then, use the same sander to cut the plyboard in half.
You should end up with a table top about .5-inch (2cm) high.
Now, you can glue the base to the plytop and glue it onto the ply.
This table will be about 2.25-inches (.75cm) across.
You don’t need to make any extra pieces or glue them on.
The next step is sanding.
Take your sanding bucket and set it over the table and sand the wood using your fine-mesh sander (or a small sanding knife).
The sanding process is slow but is essential.
Once you get to a nice smooth surface, you want to leave a little bit of the sand in the surface.
Make sure you don.
You want the edges of the table top to be slightly rough, which will make it easier to glue them onto the baseboard.
Once the surface is sanded down to the right length, it is time to make all the tables in the picture.
First make your wood picnic bar.
This should be about 1.25 inches (4cm) square.
It can be made using 1/4-inch plywood, or 1/2-inch wood, or any other suitable wood.
I used 1/3-inch oak.
It’s pretty straight forward and easy to work with.
Next take your sandpaper and sand down the surface a little more.
This time, I sand down 1/8-inch-thick (1.4cm-thicrometer) sandpaper.
If the sandpaper isn’t thick enough, you might want to use thinner sandpaper like the coarse sandpaper in the photos below.
Once sanding is finished, you should now have your wooden picnic table base.
It is now ready to put together.
First attach your wooden top using a piece like this.
Once it’s attached, you may need to take out a piece to make it secure.
Now glue the table to the base, using the same sandpaper that was used on the table.
Then glue the top to the bottom, making sure it’s secure.
Once everything is securely glued, you are done!
If you are not happy with the finish, you have two options.
You could go ahead and sand off any excess.
This could also be an option if you plan on painting the table, but it may be a pain to sand off the excess.
I prefer to keep the excess sand in a jar so I can scrape it off easily.
If that doesn’t work for you, you could also sand the table off with a little sandpaper before sanding it.
The bottom of the wooden picnic tables will be glued to the top of the wood base.
You may need a small bit of sand