Build a Modern Picnic Table with Wine Barrels
Modern picnic table – A re purposed material is considered a “green” way to build. Not to mention that the end result can be quite beautiful and clear. Barrels are large, wooden boxes, which can be used for home decor products. Think of these barrels as a solid foundation for large structures, such as tables, because of their hardy structures and capacity.
Build a modern picnic table with wine barrels, Look for two matching wine barrels by surfing the Internet or talking to local wineries. Collect the wood and other materials. Condition the two drums adjacent to each other in order to ensure that they are at the same height. Measure each barrel from top to bottom. Using a jigsaw cutting a 2-inch wide by 4-inch tall hole in the center of each side of wine barrels. Cut two pieces of 2-by-4-inch wood to 54 1/4 inches, each with a hand or table saw. Slide a piece of the 54 1/4-inch piece of wood through the wine barrel. Measure the distance from the top of the wooden beam running through the cylinder to the ground. Cut four pieces of 2-by-4-inch wood match this length. Hold short leg piece against the beam running through the cylinder. Drill a 11/32-inch hole through the two pieces of wood. Screw a 5/16-inch diameter by 5-inch long bolt through the holes and seal with a washer and a nut on the other side.
Cut two pieces of 2-by-4-inch wooden to 32 inches long. Hammer about 2-4 nail in each piece of wood to attach them to the top of barrels. Sets out four pieces of 1-by-8-inch lumber side-by-side to form the table. Stretch them evenly over barrels and nail each into a 32-inch wooden beam. Using two nails per plank at each end of the table. Place the remaining six two-by-four beams side-by-side on the bench rests protruding from each barrel. Each of the two benches to be composed of three planks. Attach the planks to the modern picnic table by hammering nails into the bench seats and through the beams of wood that comes out of the barrel. Repeat on both ends of the bench on each bench.