Our preschool picnic table is one of the most popular plans available online. Due to the simple design, easy building instructions, and perfect sizing for preschoolers, hundreds if not thousands of these tables have been built. Try a bright bold color for added flair. Special thanks to Allie for sharing her photos.
1 – 1×6, 8′ Long (About $5.00 Each)
3 – 1×6 @ 31″ (Tabletop Pieces)
General Instructions. Work on a clean level surface and use proper safety precautions. Check for square after each step. Predrill and countersink all screws.
Legs to the Top. Fasten the legs to the top of the table, as shown above. Notice how the tip of the leg comes even with the outer tabletop boards? And the side of the leg meets up with the end of the support? Use 1 1/4″ Screws and glue to fasten in place. Notice the marks on the legs with a measurement of 12 3/4″? Make these marks on the legs, this is where the tops of the step 5 boards will be placed.
Seat Supports. Using the marks from step 4 and 1 1/4″ screws and glue, fasten the seat supports to the legs. Use a level to make sure the seat boards are fastened level to the tabletop. Just rest the level on the top of the board, in the diagram where you see the measurement 30 1/2″. The overhang from the legs on the tops of the seat supports should be close to 6 1/4″.
Finishing. Fill screw holes with wood filler, sand and finish as desired.