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Build your own outdoor living space with one of these creative DIY picnic table ideas!
Nothing says summer quite like a picnic in the backyard! We've been using a cheap IKEA dining table and chairs on our deck for years, but it might not survive the whole season. I've been researching unique picnic table ideas, so I'll be ready to build when our current table bites the dust!
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I was surprised by how many different styles of picnic tables there are out there! There's the traditional one-piece set, or you can make detached benches instead. Mix up the base depending on your skill level, then make a miniature version for the kids!
One benefit of building your own picnic table is that you can customize the size to fit your space perfectly, just by altering the length of the top. Many of these tutorials include free woodworking plans so you can print them off, adjust the cut list to suit, and get right to work!
Have some pieces left over from building your new composite deck? Use them to create the tabletop and seats of your picnic table! This low-maintenance solution would be easy to keep clean and never needs staining!
Preserve a bit of history by transforming an old barn door into a brand new picnic table!
Mini Picnic Tables
Don't forget about the kids! Make them a pint size picnic table for eating, drawing and playing outdoors. This is a great opportunity to add a fun pop of color to the backyard with bright colors that you normally wouldn't see in a larger set.
I've even found travel sized picnic tables that can be used on a blanket in the grass, or a tiny picnic tables for squirrels!
These hilarious little squirrel picnic tables are all over the internet these days! Attach it to a tree or fence, add a few nuts and watch the squirrels eat their snack! Get the free plans to make your own in this tutorial.
Which one of these DIY picnic tables is your favorite? Mention it below in the comments to help me decide which one to choose!
All DIY ideas are amazing and this squirrel picnic table is really very cute.
Monday 2nd of July 2018
OMG, I love these picnic tables, they are fabulous. Hard to say which I love best.
Tuesday 12th of June 2018
So many fun picnic tables! My favorite is the white washed farmhouse one. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Donna @ Modern on Monticello
Sunday 10th of June 2018
So glad I saw this post on the Dream Create Inspire Link up this week. We are looking for a new table for our screen porch and you included some great finds.
Marie | DIY Adulation
Friday 8th of June 2018
I love all of these. I don't know how I'll pick which one to make. Each one is awesome in its own way. I can totally get away with making 2 if one is for the kiddos, right? Lol! Thanks for sharing your round up with us at Merry Monday this week!