Composite Toddler Picnic Table

So this past Christmas I want to make my parents something that they would love. One thing that I kept hearing from them over and over, again and again was how awesome this outdoor composite furniture they just got was. “It will last forever!” “It doesn’t require any maintenance!” So after a bit of thinking I decided on a composite toddler picnic table to match. With them constantly have grandchildren around, what could be better then a composite toddler picnic table! So I built this table using only three 8′ long composite decking boards. That’s one awesome composite toddler picnic table for only about $45! Your welcome!

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Materials

Cut List

Composite Toddler Picnic Table Plans - Cut List

Cut List – Print this Out!

Composite Toddler Picnic Table Plans


Composite Toddler Picnic Table Plans - Step 1

Step 1: Assemble Sides

Step 1: Assemble the sides (Qty 2)

Taking note of the manufacture edge locations, start out by first laying the boards out as shown. Position the boards used for the table top and the seats where they would go and mark, on the 16-1/2″ board and the 31″ board where the pocket holes should go to be most effective. (Hint: Not in the grooved areas)

Drill your pocket holes as shown. (These will be used in the next step.)

Then lay the boards out again and assemble using 1-5/8″ exterior screws (Locations designated by red dots). Stand the side up and check horizontal boards for level.

Composite Toddler Picnic Table - Cut Wood

Composite Toddler Picnic Table - Playing

Brayden playing in the sawdust!

Composite Toddler Picnic Table -

Layout as shown

Composite Toddler Picnic Table - Marking

Mark your pocket hole locations

Composite Toddler Picnic Table - Transfer Markings

Transfer Markings

Composite Toddler Picnic Table - Assemble sides

Drill pocket holes and assemble sides


Composite Toddler Picnic Table Plans - Step 2

Step 2: Final Assembly

Step 2: Final Assembly

Lay three of the 31″ boards on the ground evenly with a 1/4″ gap in between them. Set each side center to the top and in 2″ from the ends. Utilizing the pocket holes drill in the last step, assemble using 1-1/2″ Blue-Kote pocket hole screws.

With the seats in place, 2″ from the ends as shown. Utilizing the pocket holes drill in the last step, assemble using 1-1/2″ Blue-Kote pocket hole screws.

Composite Toddler Picnic Table - Finished

Composite Toddler Picnic Table - Finished

Composite Toddler Picnic Table - Finished


Finishing

Since kids will be using this, it’s a good idea to go ahead and knock down all the sharp edges with a sander but other then that your done.


Comments

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  • Claire Teschel Konishi

    ehem, Edwin Konishi 😉

  • cougr

    Is there a reason that you used the ribbed type boards instead of the flat?

  • Marge Taylor

    How well did the pocket holes work in the composite material? Did you use composite screws or the kreg screws?

    • There were no issue with using the pocket hole jig in the composite material. I used the blue kote kreg screws, which are exterior grade.