Therefore, using 1-5/8in screws will poke through when screwing on the legs to the top and the seat braces to the legs. instructions aren't very clear. I have been to Home Depot and Lowes I find the 1x4x8's of cedar but they are not even close to a true 1". You might want to do two legs on a side first, then put one screw in each of the other legs in order to turn the table over and level it before putting in the remaining screws. https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=ud84c12bc-567b-4336-afa4-70f0a2c574f3. This is my first instructable, so suggestions are appreciated! Kids Picnic Table Materials. Couldn't find it at Home Depot.Thanks for the help. Well after double and triple checking my figures I bought 6 eight footers. You say that the boards are 1x4 but deck boards are almost 5.5 inches wide. Choose the best-looking top pieces that look good together and put them face-down on something soft. I'm looking to building this table in the next few days, but unless I'm missing something I think it should only take 6 not 8 8 foot boards. Could you tell me where you got the cedar 1x4's? Add the rest of the boards, spaced with nails, or tight against each other. Put the Seats on to finish up, then sand as fine as you care to.I'm in the Pacific Northwest, so it takes six coats of Varnish to make it two years, or you can let the table gray naturally. 26 Reviews. Cut four legs (parallelograms, if you'd like me to continue to be geometrically proper) at 21", again with 22.5 degree angles. As others have said, 6 boards are all you need. 1 year ago To me that totals up to 6 not 8, if someone sees what I'm missing let me know! Cut nine 31" pieces for the table top and seats. It's a short supply list: 8 Cedar 1" x 4" x 8' Deck Boards 75 Deck Screws (1 5/8") Sandpaper and varnish or stain Cut two trapezoidal seat supports, with the longer end at 33". 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There's a problem loading this menu right now. I tried to keep it a standard size, with easy cuts and a simple structure. Then I applied two coats of MinXax Spar Polyurethane. Thanks, 6 years ago I am really impressed and plan to build another (I already have 2 boards toward another because like others have said, you only need six 8' boards, not 8) Great project! I added 1 additional board to the tabletop as it would be pretty crowded with 4 kids. One of the most popular types of tables are kids wooden picnic tables. on Introduction. 1 year ago, Thanks for the instructions! 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As soon as your friends with children see these, you'll be making them for birthdays and Christmas for years. Kids' Picnic Table: This is an easy-to-build picnic table sized for kids up to age 6 or so. Thank you! The next factor you want to look into is the table material. i made it also for my nephews... excellent gift for easter. This is an easy-to-build picnic table sized for kids up to age 6 or so. Also for the table top bracing how far from the edges do you put the bracing, the long side as well the short side.There are no type of measurements for this. Where can you get 1x4x8 cedar deck boards? I used a scrap 2x4 (horizontal) for the support board width-wise under the table top to make it a little sturdier. on Step 1. I made it according to plans and it worked perfectly! I do reccomend the 1-5/8in for everything else, but for those two things I reccomend 1-1/4in. I did make this for grandson this week! I tried to keep it a standard size, with easy cuts and a simple structure. 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