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2 In 1 Folding Picnic Table and Bench Combo
This is a folding bench and table 2 in 1 type of project.
You can literally complete this project within a weekend thanks to the step by step instructions with detailed lists and diagrams.
The Size of the final product
This 2 in 1 picnic table and bench combo is idea for those small spaces. Indeed, the picnic table folds down to bench seat.
Either a 2 ½ seater bench seat (2 adult and a kid) or a 5-seater picnic table.
The front seat spans 1380 (54-3/8”); the rear seat spans 1245 (49”) and the tabletop spans 1480 (58-1/4”).
Note that stock sizes are actual sizes. Enquire at your local lumber store regarding the availability of the following lumber sizes. If different sizes are used, then slight adjustments will need to be made to the length of the bolts and also the length of the seat and tabletop members.
You will need:
16m (53ft) of 90×32 (1 ¼ x 3 ½) natural decay-resistant or treated lumber.
7m (23ft) 90×45 (1 ½ x 3 ½) natural decay-resistant or treated lumber.
4 of 10mm (3/8”) carriage bolts 70mm (2 ¾”) long and self-locking nuts
100 of exterior type wood screws 50mm (2”) long
16 of exterior type wood screws 75mm (3”) long
Exterior wood glue.
Free Folding Picnic Table Bench Plans Pdf: Tools you will need
- Circular power saw
- Drop saw. Able to cut accurate angles
- Jig Saw
- Electric drill
- Hammer, Hand saw, measuring tape, pencil, square, screw driver, level
- 10mm (3/8”) drill bit for bolt holes
- 3mm (7/8”) drill bit to embed bolt heads (bit must be larger diameter than bolt head)
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The following video shows of the final product
Don’t Have Time To Build Your Own?
The bench shown below is a convertible bench/table faux wood construction. It’s a shortcut to the same result if you don’t have time to build it from scratch.
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This bench/table has an overall width of 36.2 cm and seat length of 88.6 cm. It can hold 226.8 kg and picnic table’s weight capacity is 90.7 kb.
One person can convert it from bench to table in mere seconds. Quite durable and weather proof, this bench will be a good addition to your garden.
You get a 2-year limited warranty from the manufacturer.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How wide is a picnic table bench?
The tabletop width ranges from 27 to 30 inches. At that width, you can fit six table settings along with drinks, condiments, and fixings. The entire width of the picnic table, from bench to bench, is around 60 inches .
How far should a bench be from a picnic table?
The distance between the bench seat and the tabletop should be 1’to allow for proper seating height and leg clearance. Although they vary slightly based on design, the length of the bench from end to end should be equidistant to the table’s legs! .