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How to make a wooden folding picnic table?

naila123
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How to make a wooden folding picnic table?

Hi All, 

 

So happy to have found this workshop community. I am keen on making my first wood project in a decade!

 

I want to make a folding wooden picnic table like in the pictures. I needed helpwith the below questions if someone could assist: 

 

- Am I going to be able to find all materials at Bunnings? If so, what should I ask for?
- Would I need to waterproof the wood/ paint?- What do I need in tools to make things easier for a novice like myself? 

Any pointers to get me started are welcome! Or if you think it’s too tough for a novice, let me know also :smile: 

 

Thankyou! 

 

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: How to make a wooden folding picnic table?

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @naila123. It's fabulous to have you join us and many thanks for your questions.

 

I think this is a perfect project to choose as a novice.

 

It appears that they have used 70mm treated pine decking for all of the timber. The timber is already waterproof but you can paint it with Dulux Weathershield to achieve a similar finish. They have sliced a board down the centre to make the braces for the legs and some standard door hinges have been used to allow them to fold. Suitable screws would be Zenith 8 - 10 x 30mm Treated Pine Countersunk Head Screws - 100 Pack. You might like to counter-sink these so they bite into the timber further.

 

You could construct this folding table with only a hand saw and a screwdriver, though a drill driver and circular saw would be helpful. 

 

I've rendered the construction pieces to give you a slightly better idea of how it is put together.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance or had questions.

 

Mitchell

 

 

 

 

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Jason
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Re: How to make a wooden folding picnic table?

Looking forward to seeing what you can create @naila123. Great to have you join the community.

 

Welcome,

 

Jason

 

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Jjmelbs
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Re: How to make a wooden folding picnic table?

Do you have a step by step plan on how to build the picnic table?

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JaneK
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Re: How to make a wooden folding picnic table?

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Jjmelbs! Thanks for joining the discussion.

 

Did you want to build the same type of table as the one in @naila123's photo? Or did you have something else in mind? Could you share a rough drawing or a photo of the type of picnic table you would like to build? That will help us to be able to help you. @MitchellMc should be able to give you some advice when he is back from his break on Friday.

 

In the meantime, we have step by step guides for a range of projects available in our How to section. Have you had a look at the advice that our community members have already shared in @Shagen's discussion about folding tables ? 

 

We're here to help and are confident you will get plenty of helpful information, advice and inspiration from our amazing community members.

 

Jane

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: How to make a wooden folding picnic table?

Hi @Jjmelbs,

 

Although there is no step-by-step guide available for this particular project, as it is contributed by a member, I'd still be happy to assist with any questions you might have. You'll see from the rendering I added above that there are minimal parts and steps to this project. Let me know if you get stuck on a specific part.

 

Mitchell

 

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