Build an awesome floating picnic table

Floating Picnic Table

Why buy a costly boat when you can DIY a floating picnic table! It’s easy to build and definitely an extraordinary way to spend some time on the lake!

This clever mechanism has a lot of great features that would make many of us want to own one. It serves as a picnic table and a pontoon at the same time. You can dine comfortably even to to the gentle sway of the water, just like you would on a boat.

Floating Picnic Table

It makes the perfect set up for catching up with friends, because you can eat on it, or fish, or cruise the waters if you want to. You can jump off it to swim and get back on it to soak in the sun without leaving the water!

And since this is a DIY project, you also get to enjoy the fact that it is way more affordable than a boat 😉

Now many DIY-ers have been building their own floating picnic tables, but not a lot of them have shared the process. Well, we found the best step-by-step article there is online and you can view it by clicking on the link below the album.

Have a look at our album for inspiration when you build your own floating picnic table!

To improve this idea, here are a few suggestions:

  1. Build a long picnic table that would fit a total of six people so that more can join you in your outdoor adventure.
  2. Don’t forget to include a built-in cooler when building your table top. (Of course you’re going to have a few drinks while you are out dining, fishing or swimming!)
  3. Make sure to install an umbrella for the picnic table for a more pleasant cruise around the lake during the day.
  4.  Similar to the project featured in the link below, build a floating picnic table wherein the plastic drums can be removed and replaced with regular table legs. This way, you can make use of your picnic table both on land and on water!

Is this going to be your next DIY project? Get your friends to help you make it!

You’ll need these materials:

  • 55-Gallon Closed-Head Plastic Drums
  • 2×6 Timber
  • Decking Joists
  • L-Bracket Corner Braces
  • Deck Screws
  • Cotter Pins
  • Wood Glue

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Miter Saw
  • Sander
  • Cordless Drill
  • Wood Clamp

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Thanks to imgur for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

 

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