DIY Picnic Table for Two
BLACK+DECKER B+D Contributor 186 Projects
A picnic table doesn’t have to be a clumsy, uncomfortable family feeding trough. Instead, create a unique picnic table that’s just the right size for two people to enjoy. Portable and lightweight, it can be set in a corner of your garden, beneath a shade tree, or on your deck or patio to enhance outdoor dining experiences.
The generously proportioned tabletop can be set with full table settings for a fancy, multicourse meal in the garden. Or, you can take advantage of the intimacy the table and benches foster by sharing a cool beverage with a special person as you watch the sun set.
Made with plain dimensional cedar, this picnic table for two is both sturdy and long-lasting. As shown, deck screws and glue complete the fastening work for this project. The deck screws are driven through countersunk pilot holes. For a more refined look, counterbore the pilot holes and fill them with cedar plugs. Sanding all cedar surfaces smooth will contribute to the refined appearance. For a more rustic look, position the rough faces of the cedar face outward on the structural members. The seat boards and tabletop should be smooth.