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How to Build a Wood Picnic Table

A hand-built cedar picnic table will outlast the elements and stay in your family for years to come.

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Materials

  • 2x6 cedar lumber
  • 2x4 cedar lumber
  • 2-1/2" decking screws
  • spar varnish
  • 1/4" galvanized bolts

Tools

  • power drill
  • belt sander
  • medium-grit sandpaper
  • circular saw
  • sliding square
  • combination square
  • framing square
  • tape measure
  • paintbrush

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