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DIY Picnic Tables For Hot Summer Days

The weather might not be quite right for an outdoor picnic right now, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t already thinking about about things we can make for when springtime comes. Some people even use picnic tables as their kitchen or dining table because they love that farmhouse feel! Of course, you can buy picnic tables in stores, but we always find it more satisfying to make something ourselves, so we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for different resources online that will help us make a picnic table of our very own.

Just in case you love the idea of making a DIY picnic table from scratch just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across in our search for information and inspiration so far!

1. Simple one-day picnic table

Simple one day picnic table

Are you looking for a way to make a simple, run of the mill wooden picnic table because that’s the kind you’ve always liked the most but you’re also hoping to make it a quicker project than it kind of sounds? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Just Measuring Up made this fantastic classic picnic table in just a day.

2. Singular frame picnic table

Singular frame picnic table

Do you come from a big family that has a lot of boisterous members in it and you find they can be a little bit hard on things like furniture? Then you could probably use a slightly more sturdy design that won’t tip if the kids jump around in their excitement or too many people sit on one side. That’s why we simply knew we had to include this tutorial for making a well anchored singular frame picnic table on Instructables.

3. DIY children’s picnic table

Diy children's picnic table

Are your kids actually probably the only people in your family who will use the picnic table and you’re not so sure making a full sized version is a good idea because you have a very small yard space to work with? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along a little better with something like this miniature or kids’ sized picnic table outlined step by step on Woodworking Plans!

4. Foldable pallet picnic table

Foldable pallet picnic table

Did we catch your attention when we started talking about picnic table ideas that are space efficient but you’d still rather make a full sized one than a miniature one? Then we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Easy Pallet Ideas not only made a simple picnic table out of reclaimed pallet wood but also made it foldable so that you can take it down and store it away when you’re not using it!