How to Make a DIY Convertible Picnic Table That Folds Into a Bench Sea

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Check out this easy to build picnic table that easily folds into bench seats.
Check out this short how-to video to see just how easy it is to build your own Picnic Table that converts into bench seats.
Picnic table instructions comes with complete cut list
Basically you just screw together 4 leg assemblies. 2 right side and 2 left side. Then start mounting the seat and seat back cross members
Above image shows one assembly in bench position and the other in table position.
Seat bench is held in table position with pins.
The finished picnic Table can be staines or painted
Great for backyard or beach cabana
If interested in building your own please watch the short how-to video posted above. It quickly details every step of the DIY build. If you find the video helpful please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my DIY youtube channel.

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 6 questions
  • Brenda
    on Jul 14, 2017

    The best idea I've seen for table/bench. Could it fold down into a bed for a porch or overnight guests?
    • Jewellmartin
      on Jul 15, 2017

      I was amazed when my brother-in-law showed me plans for this thirty years ago. He had seven children and loved bench seating. Travel trailers and tiny houses have tabletops that convert to beds. I'll bet there plans for all sorts of variations. Best wishes 😇
  • Gail
    on Jul 23, 2017

    1- Are they measured corner to corner on a diagonal or straight side?
    2- is the cross member cut straight on the side of back rest?
    3- Are the front legs straight or angled?
    4- How far down is the anchor from the bolt?
    There are discrepancies between the pictures and video and I'm an inexperienced builder.
    Thanks for your help.
  • Dan33267404
    on Apr 25, 2018

    i would like to try this project. do you have a supply list?

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  • I had these in basement growing up....... We had them against wall separated so you could take a break and eat at a table while shooting pool no need to leave area... Lol
  • Janice
    on Dec 2, 2017

    Beautifully done and a Very Good Video on the instructions. Great Job.
    Thank You
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