July 31, 2013 |
In: Awesome, Design, DIY
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Obtain FOUR 55 gallon closed-head plastic drums
Cut and assemble barrel frames
Cut and assemble two 2X6 seat supports into an “X” shape. Connect with four decking joists
Lay seat support assembly on the floor
Cut and assemble table-top assembly
Add table support legs
connect table-top assembly to seat support crossmembers
cut four wooden joists for table stability
attach joists to seat support crossmembers
Cut and attach 8 wooden barrel-support beam locating brackets to ends of seat support crossmembers
Cut and attach 12 seat pieces
add 8 sawed-in-half length-wise 2×4 pieces to seats for added support.
cut barrel support beams
Attach barrel support beams to barrel frames
Attach wooden locating brackets with cotter pins to barrel support beams
If done correctly, the completed assembly should fit into the six-foot bed of a standard pick-up truck.
Take completed assembly to local beach area
Gather some awesome friends who are in the mood for an adventure to help you re-assemble your project
Attach barrel support beams to table assembly using the single cotter pin in each beam
Lift frame and place barrels into position
Wade the completed assembly into the water
Everyone climb aboard and enjoy a nice picnic out on the lake!
And now, when not in use, my floating picnic table also doubles as a completely functional and nice-looking kids table on my deck!
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