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Easy Access Octagon Picnic Table


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My parents always wanted an octagon picnic table to put in their yard so they could sit under the shade tree and watch their dogs play. After deciding this was something I could build instead of buy, I found plans that allowed you to “slide” in versus the traditional “climb over” and the planning began.

The biggest challenge I faced when building the table was interpreting and understanding the plans. The steps and drawings weren’t as clear as they could have been so I reread the plans three or four times on the more challenging parts (angle cuts/assembly). I was always taught to “measure twice, cut once!”

The thing that surprised me the most when building this table was the amount of workspace you actually needed. Picnic tables are big but when they are in the proper place with open space around them they look so little. In the future, I will be sure to have a good working space that can account for everything.

When the table was delivered to my parent’s yard my mom didn’t notice at first. When she finally did she was so surprised and excited on how it turned out she had to go test it out! I say it was a pretty good reaction for a table they can enjoy for a long time.

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  • You are really handy!
    By prairiemoon, on July 31, 2015

  • Great work!
    By Sdvely, on July 31, 2015

  • That looks amazing! I really like the slide in entry. Good Job!
    By mpagers, on July 31, 2015

  • Awesome! Great Job!
    By Yergo, on August 3, 2015

  • Great work!!!!
    By Gav100, on August 9, 2015

  • Great work!!!!
    By Gav100, on August 9, 2015

  • Excelente!!!
    By Salvdor, on September 6, 2015

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Easy Access Octagon Picnic Table

by mpage
Jul 24, 2015

My parents always wanted an octagon picnic table to put in their yard so they could sit under the shade tree and watch their dogs play. After deciding this was something I could build instead of buy, I found plans that allowed you to “slide” in versus the traditional “climb over” and the planning began. The biggest challenge I faced when building the table was interpreting and understanding the plans. The steps and drawings weren’t as clear as they could have been so I reread the plans three or four times on the more challenging parts (angle cuts/assembly). I was always taught to “measure twice, cut once!” The thing that surprised me the most when building this table was the amount of workspace you actually needed. Picnic tables are big but when they are in the proper place with open space around them they look so little. In the future, I will be sure to have a good working space that can account for everything. When the table was delivered to my parent’s yard my mom didn’t notice at first. When she finally did she was so surprised and excited on how it turned out she had to go test it out! I say it was a pretty good reaction for a table they can enjoy for a long time.