Wheelchair Accessible Picnic Table

We can’t tell you enough how AMAZING all of our readers are, we love getting emails and pictures of your builds. But when an email came in from a fellow builder in Michigan requesting plans for a wheelchair accessible picnic table he would be building for a camp, we knew we wanted to get involved.

We put our faith into making the jump to take Rogue Engineer full time, and with that we knew we also wanted to help touch the lives of others. So when we were asked for the plans for this table, not only did we create plans, but we built a table and personally delivered it to Camp Fish Tales in Pinconning, Mi.

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Camp Fish Tails is an incredible camp that gives people with disabilities and special needs a chance to really experience the outdoors in a unique wheelchair accessible camp setting. We were blown away not only by the camp itself but by the incredible staff who were working their tails off to get the camp in tip top shape for the season.

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This camp gives campers the chance to experience the outdoors and all the joys that come along with camping. I mean check out this incredible handicap zip-line which was donated to the camp by the Detroit Pistons!

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I could go on forever telling you how wonderful Camp Fish Tales is,  but it’s really the hard work and love that each and every person we met at the camp that made this place so truly special. We know this camp is in need of whatever little amount they can get, so please be sure to visit their website, you can make donations or find a way to get involved.

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How to build a Wheelchair Accessible Picnic Table

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DIY Handicap Accessible Picnic Table Plans - Step 1

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Note: It is optional to use two 3/8″ x 3-1/2″ carriage bolts at each joints instead wood screws. Or you may choose to counterbore a 1″ diameter hole for the washer and nuts and use 3″ bolts instead.

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Questions? Comments?

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  • Michael Patten

    how are you keeping the ends of the top from wanting to curl or twist. As most pressure treated tables curl with large spans. Even with keeping your rings turned the proper way they still wanna curl most of the time.Great design just curious.. And thank you for the site its a great place to come for ideas even learned a few things too bwahahahaha

    • Thanks Michael. I’m glad you found our site and are enjoying it. On this particular table we did not add anything on the ends to prevent curling or twisting. However we did consider a long metal bracket to help with this issue.