How to make an upcycled festival picnic table
We all love to watch the sun go down (or up!) at a festival – make sure you have the perfect companion. Discover how Max upcycles a festival picnic table from some pieces of wood and jam jars and try it yourself for a weekend to remember.
You will need:
- 1 x wood pallet
- 1 x scaffold board
- 2 x jam jars with lids
- 1 x metal pole
- 1 x centrepiece
Step 1: Mark a line 300mm on the scaffold.
Step 2: Use a miter or hand saw to cut the base out of the scaffold.
Step 3: Using the hand saw, put your forefinger in the groove to keep the saw steady steady, and cut 2 pieces from the pallet wood.
Step 4: Use electric sander, or sand paper, to sand the wood.
Step 5: Raise the base by 10mm between the 2 ends so you can drill the jam jar lids to the underside of the base.
Step 6: Drill the pallet wood to the side of the scaffold board so the ends and the base are connected.
Step 7: Drill a centrepiece into the middle of the underside of the base.
Step 8: Drill jam jar lids either side of the centrepiece.
Step 9: Cut a piece of metal pole, using a miter saw or a junior hack saw, and make sure that there is an angle on the end so it will stick in the ground easier.
Step 10: File the edges of the metal pole with a metal file so there are no sharp edges.
Step 11: Screw the pole into the base on the bottom of the picnic table.
Don't forget the below:
- Wear goggles
- Wear the right grade of dust mask
- Gloves – only when handling sharp items
- Have fun!