Who doesn’t love a good DIY that’s super easy to build? That’s just what I’m sharing here and I’ve been holding onto this one for quite a while.
Robert and I built this project a couple summers ago to replicate a picnic table he made for our backyard. The original was so heavy we ended up leaving it behind when we sold the farm.
I love picnic tables because over the years I’ve been able to link them with neat memories.
When I was a kid every summer, we spent some of our evenings at the beach eating fried chicken, potato salad and watermelon.
It was a fun time; those outings were encouraged by my grandmother who loved going to the beach when the temperatures warmed up. But if it wasn’t for my mom, I’m pretty sure those picnics would have never happened because she was the one who made things happen.
When I think about it now, a lot of what we did back then was inspired by my grandma…
Since Robert knew I loved picnics he decided to surprise me one year with an outdoor table at the farm. It was a neat day and we enjoyed that picnic table for years.
It was so handy and I even used it as a photo prop for the blog sometimes.
The table design credit goes to Robert because when he builds anything it’s made to last. This also happens to be easy to duplicate with minimal cutting.
For under $100 in 2 hours or less you can make this same picnic table for your backyard. It’s also easy to customize if you want to make larger or even smaller.
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Once you have the table built don’t forget to sand and finish with a natural stain or paint. For some ideas check out a few of my table projects here on the blog. I prefer a natural stain but sometimes with a little paint you can create a table that is unique to your own style.
Now it’s your turn to build a country picnic table and create some new outdoor memories this summer.
For me, every summer I think about those picnics when I was a kid and the fun outings Robert and I have shared with our own family.
Those moments make me smile all the time. I’m so blessed and I bet you are too.
What summer memories do you have that bring joy?