My wife started looking at expensive patio sets, which I thought were not worth the price, so I decided to build a picnic table. This is not the cheapest table out there, but it's built to last for years!!
I used a high quality cedar as I got a price cut from a friend. I also used deck screws, so there would be no rusty screws!!
The table top measures 7' long and looks like one you would see at a state park, notHome Depot!