Folds from table to bench seat. Use either or.
Downloadable plans with step-by step instructions and pictures. 25 pages.
How to build a 4 seater Folding Picnic Table that folds back to a 2 seater bench seat.
This is a new design and it has a wider tabletop that all the previous versions.
A perfect size, when the table is not in use – fold it back into a bench seat and put it against a wall.
The tabletop is 23¾” (605mm) wide and 51½” (1310) long.
The height is 31½” (800mm) and overall width is 52″ (1320mm) in picnic table mode
There is a choice of two lumber sizes to build it.
For the frame: 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (32 x 89mm).
For the seat & tabletop boards: 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (32 x 140mm).
For the frame: 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (38 x 89mm).
For the seat & tabletop boards: 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (38 x 140mm).
These plans are written to allow for both thicknesses.
In all you will need:
For the frame – 30ft (9 metres) in total.
For the seat and tabletop boards – 36ft (11 metres) in total.
You will also need:
4 of 3/8″ (10mm) carriage/coach bolts 3″ (75mm) long with washers and self locking nuts.
80 of 3″ (75mm) exterior type wood screws.
Exterior wood glue.
Tools you will need
Circular power saw, Miter saw – able to cut accurate angles, Jigsaw, Electric drill, Hammer, Hand saw, Measuring tape, pencil, square, screw driver, level, clamps, adjustable angle bevel. 3/8″ (10mm) drill bit for the bolt holes, 1/8″ (3mm”) drill bit for the screw holes, 1″ (25mm) drill bit to countersink (embed) the bolt head, and a bench saw would be helpful but not essential.