Big Kids' Picnic Table

My 5 year old grandson, Trevor, came for an overnight and we worked on building Ana's Big Kids' Picnic Table. Grandpa cut the boards the day before and Trev easily helped me drill all the holes and place the screws, then painted the table his favorite color. He was so excited to have built something so useful that he could take to his home and share with his new step-siblings.

This project took about 3 hours with painting, but was really easy to follow. Trev enjoyed learning how to use the drill safely, wearing his own work gloves and safety glasses and learning the art of painting! It was the PERFECT project for the two of us to keep us busy.

Thanks for another great plan Ana!

Estimated Cost
50$ including Valspar exterior Paint with Primer
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
We used our favorite paint, Valspar exterior with the primer already in it. We used a high gloss for outdoor protection. One coat is all you need with this paint. We used less than a quart and probably had enough to re-coat in case you want extra protection.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Mon, 06/13/2011 - 18:49

Boys love being handy...can't wait for my 2 year old to get there!

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