Modified Octagon Picnic Table

I built the octagon picnic table, and modified in a couple of ways.

1) Due to project deadline (Christmas) (and cost) I opted for composite decking for a finished top and bench, and pressure-treated 2x framing stock. Builder beware! Composite decking can be 5 1/4" wide, which impacts the spacing between the pieces, which means re-calculating most of the table-top pieces. Also, I added lateral structure underneath the benches (more weight!)

2) I really wanted that hole in the center, and hope that my solution (which slightly weakens the overall structural integrity) withstands the test of time.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
PT and composite decking
Recommended Skill Level

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