2x4 Basics AnySize Picnic Table Set, Model# 90182MI
I made the set 6 ft long. I did not realize the it was going to be sooo heavy. Having 8 boards on the table top makes it very heavy. I cannot move it easily by myself. The benches each have 4 boards on top.
This is a very strong & sturdy set. I would have preferred a lighter weight - 3 boards on benches and no more than 5 on the table.
This is a good product and it should last a long time not having any wood touching the ground.
June 3, 2014
Made building a picnic table very easy, went together quick, sturdy, at 8ft some extra braces had to be made to support the middle. Great buy
May 19, 2014
Picnic Table Kit
The picnic table set leg kits arrived quickly and in good shape. I have purchased a total of 4 sets so far, might buy a couple more. Easy assembly. I used untreated douglas fir and hem fir lumber to build 6' tables, and added table and bench cross members and diagonals as is suggested by some other reviewers. I coated all lumber surfaces with a good quality solid stain prior to assembly. These kits make a light weight, attractive, sturdy, and comfortable picnic table set. I like the detached benches. Picture attached.
February 3, 2014
I purchased this product and used a "trex" type of 2x4 because of where I live and it can be really damp and rainy for a long time and with a quick spray with a pressure washer it'll be all clean and ready to go. Yes that material is more expensive but the continuing maintenance will be considerably less saving me time and money in the long haul.
August 14, 2012
We first saw one of these table/bench combinations at a family picnic. Everyone remarked what a great item this was and how it was nice to be able to use it as a bench after the food was gone. I bought two of the sets, It takes two to build a whole table) for my husband for the following Christmas. Having to buy two is kind of a downside, but all in all the product is great! We built it and used it over the summer. Many friends remarked at what a great table/bench this is. Very versitile. One time, we even set one unit at the end of another picnic table to make a "T" shaped table for more seating. It worked great that we were all part of one big table. I know we will continue to use this product for many, many years and get a lot of enjoyment from using it.
November 23, 2010
Sturdy & Good Looking - Picnic Table & Benches set
I was able to take my time building this Picnic Table and 2 Benches so the finished product looks good and is very sturdy. I carefully selected the best 2x4's I could find at the locaI home center, staright and without a lot of knots, etc. Then I cut, wood-puttied, light-sanded and treated all 2x4 sides & ends with a name brand 2 in 1 weatherproofing, sealer and Cedar stain product and it's water based for easy cleanup. Then I assembled the units on sawhorses using 1/4" wood spacers and two 5 foot pipe clamps for the table 2x4's. I added two 1/2 inch EMT conduits as stability supports on each bench and the table that were not really needed but, I like a bit of overkill when it comes to strength & stability. I also added some lateral tie-in 2x4's. I screwed one 2x4 support beneath each of the benches and 2 on the table to spread the load across multiple 2x4's. I made the length of the set 5 feet-6 inches. I am still able to lift the table to move it short distances at this length and weight. (I'm 6ft 185lbs) I look forward to many years of use from this great picinc table set.
November 17, 2010
Made two sets -both at six feet. One for myself and one for my son and his family. both six foot sets fit in the 61/2 foot bed of my pickup. Spacing for table boards (1/2 in gap) was too large - some boards had only one screw /screw would fall between some boards. The 1/4 in gap for the seats worked great on the table as well. I made a couple of modifications.
I added cross braces at about 20 inches apart and from the legs to link all boards together. This made the seat and table much sturdier as loads are distributed across all boards not just those on which the load is sitting. Also used a belt sander to even tops and break edges.
At six feet we have set the tables side by side and used the four benches around to make a 6ft square table for a more social setting.
Plan to make another - probably 8 ft - for use as a work bench. The extra benches can be used as additonal seating on my 32 ft long deck.
September 18, 2010
Picnicking in Paradise
Everyone who has ever thought of constructing their own picnic tables should purchase this product. The instructions were easy to follow and very reliable in detailing exact measurements that were needed to complete the tables. It's a well engineered kit and the tables are solid and strong. We are counting on having many years of enjoyment and fun under the Hawaiian sun, barbecuing with family and friends, thanks to your wonderful idea of offering such an excellent product.
July 13, 2009
Well worth the money!
Easy to assemble and much stronger than I had imagined. I would highly recommend carefully choosing your 2X4's to get good quality and straight boards. Sanding and painting before assambly is also recommended. All in all a good product at a fair price.
March 23, 2009
Great kit for a few afternoons' work.
I was skeptical about buying such a kit for a picnic table. But, this kit was remarkably easy to deal with and provided a very solid table and benches. The longest part of assembling the picnic table and benches was finishing and painting the 2 x 4's. (I sanded, primed and painted two coats using contrasting colors for the middle boards and the leading edge boards of the table and benches.) I made the table 4 feet long for use in an enclosed patio area. It works great and is just right for four people. The table and benckes can be made any length up to eight feet long if desired. The somewhat sparse instructions are printed on the shipping carton, but quite understandable with a little study. Chrome plated screws with broad flat heads are enclosed in the carton, but that is not mentioned in the instructions on the shipping carton. Also, be aware that this item is apparently handled very roughly by the shipping company and may have the carton torn open upon arrival. As such, check for the screws (2 bags) before you accept shipment. Good luck. Have Fun.
November 17, 2008