DIY Country Picnic Table

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.

Get the plans here in Go To Print – Garden Up Green’s Ad Free Magazine Articles.

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?

DIY Country picnic table with builidng plans you can duplicate in under 2 hours. #PicnicTable, #DIY



  1. Patti says:

    What a great easy project that I think do many of us could use. Speaking of summer memories. Yesterday I was thinking about my days as a Girl Scout. We had a camp in our neighborhood and every year we would walk to it for an entire week. Some of my best memories and maybe why I love nature. Sadly that camp is now gone. I wish there was something like that for grownups. 🙂

    1. Carole says:

      I hear you loud and clear on a fun place for grownups. So that’s another reason why I’ve been taking careful attention to choosing our next property. I’m ready to settle and create something like that. I’m really looking forward to our rain holding off long enough so we can get a jump start on Quail Grove and really dive in. Getting that project done is our first priority as it opens the door to so many other things we have in store. Exciting and I like your train of thought…

  2. Christine says:

    Oh my goodness, so much to love here, Carole! First that Robert of yours sure knows how to build! Isn’t it wonderful to have someone so talented!! We have a picnic table that Mike’s Mom generously gave us a few years ago. It is super sturdy and has weathered perfectly but unfortunately this year and last we haven’t used it much because of the bugs!! They are just nasty! That picnic basket you have is GORGEOUS and all that bounty! Lucky you! Here’s hoping your weather is cooperating and things get a chance to dry out! It’s been beautiful here the past few days but more rain tomorrow! 🙁

    1. Carole says:

      Yes it is nice and sometimes we even compete build. So that picnic basket was a thrift find that I jazzed up. I’ve attached it because thought you might enjoy.
      The rain has been something everywhere. I’m trying my best to enjoy the good and know that God has a plan.

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