If you’re looking for picnic table plans, there are plenty to choose from on the Internet. It can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’ve never made your own picnic table before. There are several things to consider such as table size, shape and materials, as well as price. Building your own picnic table will bring years of enjoyment, not to mention the savings to your wallet!
Picking a Plan
Every woodworker needs a well thought-out plan before starting any project, and even something as simple as a picnic table is no exception. When considering picnic table plans, take some time to learn about the company selling the plan. Often a woodworking website includes a variety of woodworking projects as well as additional hardware and other supplies. Look for their return policy and find out if the company will help with questions about their plans or during the construction process.
A Place to Start
These two websites are a good place to start when deciding on what plan to select for your picnic table. Each site sells a variety of plans for reasonable prices.
CID stands for “Crafted Images & Design”. This web site has been mentioned in Fine Woodworking Magazine as an excellent source for woodworking plan. CIDWoodworkign.com allows online or call-in ordering. All plans are listed by skill level. This is especially helpful for beginner woodworkers who want to build their skills progressively. This company offers the two beginner plans.
Both plans include tracings for ease of creating angles during construction.
This woodworking web site offers a large variety of picnic table plans as well as woodworking project books. Woodcraftplans.com accepts credit, fax and mail orders and provides a toll-free number. They test all plans in their own shop before sale and offer a toll-free support line to provide help during construction. Several plans are displayed with photographs of completed projects by their customers. Their plans for picnic tables run between $10.00 and $12.00.