Saturday, April 17, 2010

Update - Picnic, Picnic, Who Loves a Picnic?

Update on the picnic table project!  I finally got the picnic table stained and added some vinyl lettering to the seats!
The girls picked out their vinyl color (it's pink kind of hard to tell, extremely overcast and gloomy today).  Kielyn requested the hearts!
I love it and the girls love it!  I included the original post below if you would like to see my Uncle's amazing shop or see the action photos of the build!

Original Post.....
My girls love picnics!  Tuesday night the weather was perfect and by perfect I mean 70 degrees perfect.  The girls were out playing in the back yard and I was grilling steaks.  Kielyn asked me if we could eat outside and I told her that we could.  So I hauled the booster chairs out of the dining room (kind of a pain because they are strapped down and mostly because I am lazy) and set them up at the table.  They still had a hard time eating because the patio chairs are so deep and they can't quite reach the table.  So I decided that they needed their own table.  So I went out in search for plans for a picnic table online.  And that's when I met Ana, my new bff!  Have you been to Knock Off Wood?  Her site is amazing!  She has plans for everything that you have ever drooled over in the expensive catalogs and can't afford (and the reason I don't mention store names is because recently she received a letter from the lawyers of the big store for infringement reasons).   Anyway go check her out, her site is amazing!

So Furlough Friday Craft Day went off without a hitch!  I was complaining last because the weather was supposed to be bad today and I called my uncle this morning to borrow a couple of tools and he offered to let me use his shop.  So this is what I worked in today!

Can you say love?  Everything you could ever want or need is in his shop.  Table saw, Miter saw, Jointer, Router Table, sanders, drills, bits and so much more.  I ♥ his shop!  So bright and early I headed to Ace to pick up my wood.  I decided to use redwood, it's a little more expensive but less splintery and with my amazing instructions I got started.  First I cut my wood according to Ana, did I mention how much I love her?!?!
Following the instructions I carefully put it together, here are the action shots(kind of, I was by myself and someone had to take the pictures)...insert Tim the Tool Man grunt here!
Table top assembled.
Table top supports.
Leg assembly, I now love clamps!
Look, they stayed on!
4 legs!  After this step I did set the table on the ground to check for wobble and levelness and my table didn't wobble.  Yay for me!!
Bench supports going in, the men in my family would be so proud of me, not only did I make sure the board was level on the side I was working on but I also checked to make sure that it was level to the other support, don't want the kiddos sliding off.
Good to go!
Checking for wobble again.


I am linking up with Fireflies and Jellybeans Show Off Your Stuff party here.  And Just A Girl for Show and Share day here!
And Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday here!
And Finding Fabulous for Frugaliscious Friday here!

19 comments:

Kelsey said...

love how the vinyl looks! I'm working on updating a patio set for my little guy that I found. Not quite as amazing since I didn't build it though :) You did an awesome job!

Sarita said...

You MADE this?! How cool is that! And what an amazing space to work in too!

Ashley Allen said...

Way to go girl! Looks great and kids love their own tables!

Meg said...

So cute! Love the lettering. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun memories with your girls on this! Great job.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wow! It looks great. :) Love the font you chose. :)

Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

Great touch! I'm sill amazed that you made it yourself! So good.

Kate said...

Its a gorgeous table and of course your girls love it! What a nice touch to put their names on too. Thanks for stopping by Webster's updates and leaving such a nice comment :)

Fawnda said...

VERY COOL! I love the names on the seats! Great job! : )

Sammy said...

WOW! So cute! My kids would love one! It would be perfect for our Bring Spring Linky party over at Scraps N' Strings. Adorable!

Mandy said...

Fun Stuff! I want to (or want my husband to) make one or two for the back! Great work!

auggiedoggysmom said...

geez oh fricken pete!!! You rock girlfriend!

becca said...

what a great project! i want one! i especially love the names on the seats.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Super cute! Great job building this! This is on my Ana list too! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Love the added vinyl - adorable!

shannon said...

I love the table! How great is that for your kids to have their own table. Love it! I hope you will stop by for my Bring in the Spring party!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! The table is precious! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

shannon said...

I am so glad you decided to link up to my Spring party. Your table is so cute! I might just have to make one for my kids this summer. :-)

Rachelle said...

WOW! I mean, it is cute just plain ol' jane, but adding the names was GENIUS! I absolutely love it!

xo

Amy said...

Wow! So neat! You are incredibly crafty and talented!!!

One Life Many Journeys said...

Uhh...nice picnic table....but Uhmmm let me wipe the drool away from turning green with envy over your work garage. I will have to say a special prayer tonight for coveting. Swooon!

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