15 Free Picnic Table Plans

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Picnic of beans, hot dogs and chips
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Use these free picnic table plans to build a picnic table for your backyard, deck, or any other area around your home where you need seating. Building a picnic table is an easy task that makes the perfect weekend project without breaking the bank.

The picnic table plans include plans for traditional, octagon, hexagon, round, folding, small, and large picnic tables. You'll have no trouble finding a free picnic table plan to fit your space and style.

These free picnic table plans include everything you need to build a picnic table including a materials and tools list, a cut list, step-by-step written building directions, diagrams, and photos. Some of the plans even include videos and user-submitted photos.

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    Picture of a picnic table on grass
    DIY Diva

    Here's an easy picnic table plan that will get you a traditional and sturdy picnic table in your backyard by the end of the weekend. It's a nice update on this .

    Clear pictures and a video will help you build this easy picnic table.

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    A wooden picnic table with plants on the top
     Andre B/Instructables

    Here's a great looking picnic table that was built only with two by fours. It's a large table that will seat your whole family.

    The plans include lots of diagrams, building directions, color photos, and materials and cut lists.  

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    A wooden picnic table with built in ice boxes

    Create the ultimate backyard picnic table with this free plan for a patio table and benches. The patio table has ice boxes built into the center of it so you can keep all your beverages on ice and at arms reach.

    There is a materials list, cut list, step-by-step building directions, diagrams, and color photos to make this dream table a reality.

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    Octagon picnic table on a deck
    Ana White

    If you'd like to build an octagon picnic table then here's the plan for you. The completed tabletop will be 64" wide.

    Included in this free octagon picnic table plan are a materials and tools list, cut list, instructions, and user tips and comments.

    Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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    Empty Picnic Table At Sea Shore Against Cloudy Sky
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    Here's a free picnic table for a 6-foot long traditional picnic table. All you'll need is a saw, drill, screwdriver, wrench, and lumber.

    This 14-page picnic table plan will provides you with a materials list, written instructions, and lots of diagrams.

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    A hexagon picnic table
    Ana White

    This is a free hexagon picnic table plan that is a very nice update to the traditional rectangle picnic table.

    You'll find clear illustrations, well-written instructions, a complete materials and tools list, and even pictures of the picnic tables people have made from this plan.

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    Picnic table set for meal outdoors
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    This free picnic table plan will seat six to eight adults comfortably. The seperate benches make sure that everyone has enough leg room to be comfortable.

    This free PDF picnic table plan includes eight pages of a tools and supplies list, cut list, diagrams, and building steps.

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    Plates of food on picnic table near lake
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    This is a traditional A-frame picnic table plan where the legs, bench, and table tops are all made from 2X6s.

    Use the material list to gather your supplies and use the diagrams and instructions to build yourself this classic picnic table.

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    A kids picnic table in the grass
    Ana White

    This easy to build picnic table will fit the bigger kids and even a small adult can sit comfortably on it.

    You'll find dimensions, instructions, cut list, and a material list as well as dozens of pictures of the finished picnic table.

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    Family having meal in countryside
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    Here's a free picnic table plan from Wayne of Woods that will give you a nicely finished picnic table you can leave unfinished, stain, or paint.

    There are plenty of pictures and step-by-step instructions to make sure that this picnic table turns out just how you'd like it to.

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    A picnic table for preschoolers

    If you are looking to build a kids' picnic table then this plan for a Preschool Picnic Table from Ana-White may be just what you're looking for.

    Diagrams, a materials and tools list, a cut list, and instructions are included in this free kids picnic table plan. It's also available as a PDF download.

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    Grandmother, daughters and granddaughters (11-13) at family barbecue
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    This Old House has a free picnic table plan available that will help you build a classic American picnic table with attached benches. With this plan you can expect to spend 4 hours and under $100.

    Three steps of this picnic table plan will take you through cutting the frame parts, building the frame, and finishing the benches and top of the table.

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    Øyna, Straumen
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    BuildEazy has a free picnic table plan available that builds a larger than normal sized traditional picnic table. In fact, it can seat up to eight adults.

    Almost 10 pages of detailed directions as well as videos and user photos are included in this free picnic table plan.

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    Wooden picnic table near edge of lake, Pine Lake, Georgia
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    Here's a plan for a traditional picnic table that will take you a few hours to build and won't break your budget.

    The picnic table plan includes color photos, diagrams, a materials and tools list, written instructions, and user comments.

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    High angle view of friends enjoying backyard barbecue
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    You won't believe your eyes at this plan for a folding picnic table that converts from two separate bench seats into a picnic table.

    Besides the normal instructions and diagrams, you can even watch a video to see how to build this folding picnic table.