Free picnic table ‘Nevada’, built by our customers with this manual
Several do it yourselfers have send us pictures of picnictable Nevada. Click on the pictures to see more photos of self-made furniture, and to read about the experiences of those who made them. More info: Nevada built.
Build this basic picnic table with our professional manual
Make yourself a customized picnic table! With our plan and instructions it is quite easy. We have slightly modified the basic design of the picnic table to make it easier for the inexperienced do-it-yourselfer. Not too heavy, yet very stable. As material for this classic piece of furniture, we recommend 30 mm thick impregnated garden timber. Scaffold planks can also be used, but it is just less dimensionally stable and therefore a little more difficult to work with. For those looking for something a little more special: have a look at our picnic table “Ordesa” and our outdoor lounge sofa “Yelmo”
This is of course the basic, classic picnic table that everyone knows, and it’s not our design.
Still, we have naturally tried to make the design as beautiful as possible. For this free picnic table, we have taken particular account of a few things.
We wanted the table to be easy to take apart, so that it can be stored away in the winter if necessary.
We have tried as far as possible to hide all screws. For screws that remain visible, you’ll find instructions on how to camouflage them.
In our furniture makers tips we describe how you can do this.
We always try to make our furniture as efficiently as possible from standard size sheet or board material.
The design takes account of the capabilities and limitations of a typical DIY’er and their tools. If you have a hand saw (and in some cases a jigsaw) and a drill and know how to handle them, then you should be able to make all of our furniture. If you have access to professional tools, then of course it will be even easier.
As you might have already seen in the photos of finished furniture, it’s really easy to make changes to the dimensions and/or design. The clear cutting list and design drawings help to give you the confidence to make any changes you like.
The manual / design plan and drawings
The downloadable manual is in the form of an A4 booklet for you to print out yourself. At the start you’ll find a list of necessities, such as the wood (board or sheet material), screws (size and quantity), glue and any other parts. Also listed are the tools that you will need and a cutting list with dimensions of all the parts that make up the piece of furniture. Blueprints of our larger pieces of furniture also have a cutting plan, which shows the most optimal way to cut the individual pieces from standard sized boards.
Each furniture plan contains a number of relevant tips about choice of material, sawing, screws, glue, sanding, painting, varnishing, etc. When dowels are given as an alternative, there is also a detailed explanation so that you can get started with full confidence.
Finally, there is a detailed step-by-step plan for the construction of the furniture, with clear diagrams and simple explanations.