How to build a 3/4 size folding picnic table for the kids


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Downloadable DIY plans with step-by-step instructions and pictures. PDF file with 24 pages

This 3/4 size picnic table with a built-in seat along each side able to seat four kids, can easily be folded down to a seat that does not take up a lot of room and will seat a couple of kids quite comfortably.

It is a mighty little seat come picnic table ideal for kids around the three to seven year age group (give or take a year or two depending on the size of the kid).

I designed and built this 3/4 size folding picnic table some two years prior to authoring these plans and instructions, so it has stood the test of time and been well used and enjoyed by kids galore.

The size of it

When in picnic table mode the unit is 39-1/2″ (1004mm) long, 41-3/8″ (1051mm) wide, and 23-1/2″ (597mm) high to the top of the table.
The rear seat is 13-7/8″ (353mm) high with the front seat being slightly lower.

The tabletop is 39-1/2″ (1004mm) long by 17-1/2″ (445mm) wide.

When in seat mode, the complete unit is only 18-1/4″ (463mm) wide overall.

All length measurements in this project are given in both inches (standard) and metric (mm).
The standard (inch) measurements are given first followed by the metric equivalent in brackets. For example: 19-5/8″ (498mm)

Shopping list
Lumber: Note 1: The overall quantities allow for some wastage.

1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (38 x 64mm): 3 @ 8ft (2400mm)
3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (19 x 89mm): 4 @ 8ft (2400mm)
1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (38 x 140mm): 2ft (600mm) in total

Other materials:
4 of 3/8″ (10mm) carriage/coach bolts 3-1/2″ (90mm) long with washers and self locking nuts.
40 of 3″ (75mm) exterior type wood screws.
40 of 2″ (50mm) exterior type wood screws.
Exterior wood glue.

A downloadable PDF file with 24 pages containg plans, drawings, photos, materials list, cutting list, and step-by-step build instructions.

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