A picnic is always fun, but on the lake, it’s just amazing! During the afternoon or at sunset, you’ll definitely enjoy a magical moment picnicking on the water with your friends and loved ones. The best part is that you can pack up a basket with all of your favorite picnic foods and drinks, and enjoy them while taking in the stunning views.
No, you don’t need a boat to enjoy a day on the water. 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! Plus, it’s a great conversation starter – everyone will be asking where you got such a unique floating picnic table!
This clever mechanism has a lot of great features that would make it a desirable addition to any household. It serves as a picnic table and a pontoon at the same time, meaning you can enjoy dining al fresco even when there’s a gentle breeze or chop on the water. It’s perfect for lazy days spent lounging by the pool or at the lake, and is sure to become a firm favorite with friends and family alike.
The pontoon boat is the perfect vessel for a day of fun on the water with friends. You can enjoy a meal on the boat, go fishing, or cruise around the lake or river. You can also jump off the boat to swim and then get back on to soak up the sun without ever 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 professional boat 😉 Plus, you get the added satisfaction of having built it yourself!
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:
- Build a long picnic table that would fit a total of six people so that more can join you in your outdoor adventure.
- 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!)
- Make sure to install an umbrella for the picnic table for a more pleasant cruise around the lake during the day.
- Not to mention, it will also protect your food and drinks from getting too warm. So, be sure to pack a parasol or sun umbrella to make your floating picnic experience more enjoyable.
- 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 to build your floating picnic table:
- 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
- Cordless Drill
- Wood Clamp
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Thanks to imgur for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…