Octagonal Picnic Table

Submitted by frmoody on Fri, 05/28/2021 - 15:08

To say this was a complicated build is an understatement. Lots of pieces, lots of different angles and lots of screwing it together. It was really tough to keep everything perfectly square but in the end it turned out well. It is a very heavy table. I want to get it outside on a sunny day for some photos.

Estimated Cost
The price of lumber is ridiculous right now. Last summer this would have cost me about $200 in materials but I spent about $450 on wood, finish and screws. 2 x 4 x 8's right now are about $10.40 CAD$ and 2 x 4 x 6's are about $15.00
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
I first painted all black parts with Wood Shield Oil Deck & Siding solid stain. I used two coats. I painted most of the boards prior to cutting to save time. The top and seats were stained with MinWax Gunstock Stain. Once everything was together I put on two coats of Helmsman outdoor polyurethane.
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