2 Person Picnic Table - Free Plans

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Here's a free plan to build your own two person picnic table!  Featuring easy access, can be placed flat to a wall, bring bistro style dining to your outdoor space.  Free plans include step by step diagrams, shopping and cut list with reader submitted photos.

Reader submitted photo by Javiel Cardona

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Two person picnic table free plans


Shopping List
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 10 feet long
  • 4 - 2x6 @ 10 feet long
  • 2-1/2" self tappping star bit screws
  • exterior wood stain



Cut List


  • 2 - 2x4 @ 23-1/2" - outer tabletop supports
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 26" - inner tabletop supports
  • 4 - 2x6 @ 32" - tabletop
  • 2 - 2x6 @ 32-7/8" both ends cut at 30 degrees off square, ends are parallel - back legs


  • 1 - 2x4 @ 60" - seat back stringer
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 24-1/2" - seat supports
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 11-1/2" - seat front stringers
  • 4 - 2x6 @ 32" - seat boards
  • 2 - 2x6 @ 19" - both ends cut at 30 degrees off square, ends are parallel - front legs


  • 1 - 2x6 @ 21-3/4" - both ends cut at 45 degree bevel, ends not parallel - tabletop support
Cutting Instructions

I recommend prestaining boards before cutting.

Cut boards using a compound miter saw.


Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Build the frame for under the tabletop as shown using 2-1/2" self tapping screws, two per joint.

Optional dogear cuts can be made at the ends as shown to soften corners.  Mark with a speed square and cut with a circular saw.

Step 2

Layout the tabletop boards on top of the frame, so the ends are flush to the ends of the outer supports, with 1-1/2" overhangs on sides. Evenly space the gaps between boards. Attach wtih 2-1/2" self tapping screws.

Step 3

Attach legs to the tablet support with 2-1/2" screws, three per joint.

Step 4

Build the seat frame as shown.

Optional corners can be dogeared, as done with the tabletop supports in step 1.

Step 5

Attach seat boards to the frame, with 2-1/2" self tapping screws.

Step 6

Attach short legs to the seat frame with screws.

Step 7

Position the tabletop and seat frame together (may need a second person or use a supporting wall).

Check the seat and tabletop for level, and long seat stringer.

Adjust if needed.

Attach together with 2-1/2" self tapping screws, four per joint.

Step 8

Place the cross support under the table.  Screw from sides of tabletop supports into the cross support.  Attach from back side of stringer into end of tabletop support.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill any holes with an exterior wood filler.
Sand smooth.
Finish Used
Touch up the stain on cut ends and over wood filler as needed.