8 foot picnic table plans, free PDF download.

8 Foot Picnic Table Plans | DIY Projects

8 foot picnic table plans. Plans include a PDF download (link to PDF at bottom of post), shopping list, cutting list, drawings, and measurements.




Material 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 – 96″
  • 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 cut on both ends in the opposite directions)
  • E (seat braces) – 4 – 2×4 – 77″
  • F (table braces) – 2 – 2×4 – 41 7/16″ ( 20-degree angle cut on both ends in the same direction)
  • G (seat boards) – 4 – 2×6 – 96″

Shopping List


8 ft Picnic Table Plans – Overview


Batten cutting details.
  • 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).


Batten installation details.
  • B (table top boards) – 5 – 2×6 – 96″

Cut the table top boards (B) to size. 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.


Legs cutting details.
  • 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.


8 foot picnic table plans, legs installation.

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.


8 foot picnic table plans, seat support installation.
  • 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.


seat brace
  • E (seat braces) – 4 – 2×4 – 77″

Cut the seat braces (E) and drill pocket holes as shown on drawing above.


Seat brace installation details.

Install the seat braces (E) as shown on drawing above.


8 foot picnic table plans, seat brace installation.

Use 3″ deck screws and exterior wood glue to install the seat braces (E). Pre-drill holes and screw 3″ deck screws through the seat supports (D) and into the seat braces (E).


Table brace cutting details.
  • F (table braces) – 2 – 2×4 – 41 7/16″ ( 20-degree angle cuts on both ends in the same direction)

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


8 foot picnic table plans, table brace installation.

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


8 foot picnic table plans, bench seat boards installation.
  • G (seat boards) – 4 – 2×6 – 96″

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



4 comments

  1. If you have any plans for small chicken coop to house 4 to 6 chickens please send.
    Thank You.
    Eric Butler

  2. These plans were very clear and easy to follow. The table turned out beautiful! The only thing we did differently was use some of the leftover deck screws to further secure the benches. Thank you for the plans!

  3. Instead of using the 4-2×4’s for the seat bench braces, I was wondering what you thought of putting another set of legs and support on the middle batten. Do you think that would pose a problem for seatting? One other thing why not use 1-2x6x12 for the legs, you can get all four with no drop and you know what those drops are worth today! Building the table now,easy plans great table.Thank you!!

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