So, on Friday after dinner I spread the plans out over the kitchen table. The kids pointed to the color picture on the plans. I asked them if they’d like to help me build a picnic table with me this weekend. Their big smiles and jumping around in their chairs were all the motivation I needed. I was going to make sure this was a fun and finished woodworking project unlike some of past frustrations and mistakes.
Here are 3 reasons why you should use a good set of plans:
The choice of the best plans would also depend on the style you prefer. You may want to consult with your wife to find out if she has any preference for the shape of the furniture. You would also have to consider if you would like to have an umbrella on the middle, and if you want the benches to be attached. If the furniture is mainly meant for children, attached benches are best. On the other hand, if you expect your friends and colleagues to use it, you may go in for non-attached benches which also provide extra space.
Continuing down your list, does it talk about nails? Discard that plan and move on. You might want to use a nail to temporarily hold a board in place, but nails come loose very easily. You want to be using wood screws to tighten down your picnic table, and for improved holding power. Make sure those screws are also treated to resist the weather. You don’t want rust stains showing up all over your new table.
Thinking of building your own octagon shaped picnic table? Not surprising really as it is one of the most attractive designs around. It is accessible and you can fit quite a few people around it comfortably and makes a very nice addition to your outdoor living space! The trouble is that for many people the high price of prebuilt models make the table an equally unattractive option. Not to worry! The good news is that a good set of octagon shaped picnic plans will help you to build this kind of picnic table easily, quickly and cheaply.
The kids were impressed with my achievement and they immediately planned for a trial. So we decided to use it the next weekend. They all loved it, and I also had the satisfaction of doing something with my own hands. Something that the whole family would appreciate and use. If you plan to do something like that, it might be a good idea to consider using kids picnic table plans. It can save you time and money.
Later, when the kids had gone to bed, I looked over the blueprints more thoroughly. The plans included a detailed step-by-step guide to building a kids outdoor table. The colour photographs showed how to construct each piece of the wooden table until it was complete. The materials list detailed every piece of wood I required and the pre-cut sizes I could ask for at the lumber yard. With this information I worked out an exact budget for the project. All the tools for construction were spelled out.
By making a basic picnic table with the help of plans, you would not only be assured of great parties and picnics, but you would also be taking the first steps towards a thoroughly enjoyable hobby, which can save you loads of money.
Finally we entered the last few days of the holidays and I still hadn’t even picked up the kids picnic table plans.