5 foot picnic table plans, free PDF download.

5 Foot Picnic Table Plans | DIY Projects

5 foot picnic table plans. Includes free PDF download (download link at bottom of post), shopping list, cutting list, drawings, and measurements.

5 Foot Picnic Table Plans | Overview


Material List

5 foot picnic table plans, material list, exploded view.
5 foot picnic table plans, parts list, cutting list.

Cutting List

  • A (battens) -3 – 2×4 – 28 1/2 (30-degree angle ″ cut on both ends in opposite directions)
  • B (table top boards) – 5 – 2×6 – 60″
  • C (legs) – 4 – 2×6 – 36″ (30-degree angle cut on both ends in the same direction)
  • D (seat supports) – 2 – 2×6 – 60″ (30-degree angle cuts on both ends in the opposite directions)
  • E (seat boards) – 4 – 2×6 – 60″
  • F (table braces) – 2 – 2×4 – 28 3/4″ ( 28-degree angle cuts on both ends in the same direction)
  • G (seat cleats) 2 – 2×4 – 11 1/4″ (22.5-degree bevel cut on both ends in opposite directions)

Shopping List


  • A (battens) -3 – 2×4 – 28 1/2 (30-degree angle ″ cut on both ends in opposite directions)

Cut the battens (A) as shown on drawing above. Drill pocket holes to the brace (A) to screw into the table top boards (B)


Parts list (A) batten
  • B (table top boards) – 5 – 2×6 – 60″

The table top boards are spaced out 1/4″, secure the battens (A) to the table top boards (B) using exterior wood glue and pocket hole screws.


Parts list (C) picnic table legs.
  • C (legs) – 4 – 2×6 – 36″ (30-degree angle cut on both ends in the same direction)

Cut the legs (C) as shown on drawing above.


Picnic table plans, leg installation details.

Install the legs (C) as shown on drawing above. Use wood clamps to hold legs in place. Drill holes through the legs (C) and into the battens (A). Secure using exterior wood glue and carriage bolts, washers, and nuts.


5 foot picnic table plans, seat support (D).
  • D (seat supports) – 2 – 2×6 – 60″ (30-degree angle cuts on both ends in the opposite directions)

Cut the seat supports (D) and assemble as shown on drawing above. Use wood clamps to hold seat supports (D) in place. Drill holes through the seat supports (D) and into the legs (C). Secure using exterior wood glue and carriage bolts, washers, and nuts.


5 foot picnic table plans, bench boards (E).
  • E (seat boards) – 4 – 2×6 – 60″

Install the seat boards (E) as shown on drawing above. Use exterior wood glue and pocket hole screws, screw through the seat supports (D) and into the seat boards (E).


Parts list (F) table brace.
  • F (table braces) – 2 – 2×4 – 28 3/4″ ( 28-degree angle cuts on both ends in the same direction)

Cut the table braces (F) as shown on drawing above.


5 foot picnic table plans, table brace installations.

Pre-drill holes, use exterior wood glue and 3″ deck screws to install the table braces (F) as shown on drawing above.


5-foot picnic table plans, bench seat cleats (G).
  • G (seat cleats) 2 – 2×4 – 11 1/4″ (22.5-degree bevel cut on both ends in opposite directions)

Cut the seat cleats (G) as shown on drawing above. Pre-drill holes and install using exterior wood glue and 2 1/2″ deck screws. Screw through the seat cleats (G) and into the seat boards (E).


5-foot picnic table plans, free PDF download, DIY projects.

Use sandpaper to smooth out sharp edges. Stain or paint to protect wood.



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