12 Free Picnic Table Plans

Build your own picnic table with one of these tutorials. Choose from a standard rectangle, octagon, or square shape. 

Free Picnic Table Plans

We’ve rounded up the best free picnic table plans in numerous design styles and sizes.

1. Eight-Foot Modern Picnic Table Plan

Eight-Foot Modern Picnic Table Plan

If you can’t find a store-bought picnic table large enough to seat your family, consider building this eight-foot picnic table with a modern design. Katie from A Mother Thing designed this table using 2x4s and 2x6s, making it an easy project.

The picnic table requires minimal material, and the guide has step-by-step assembly instructions. The final steps include applying a wood stain and sealer combo, which you can customize.

2. Free Octagon Picnic Table Plans

Free Octagon Picnic Table Plans

Octagon tables are ideal for corners of decks and patios, and this one seats eight, with gaps between the four benches for easy access.

The free picnic table plan from Famous Artisan details a tool list, material list, and instructions with a diagram.

3. Easy and Aesthetic DIY Picnic Table

Easy and Aesthetic DIY Picnic Table

Those who appreciate unique designs will like this easy DIY picnic table from The Owner Builder Network. It requires minimal materials and is suitable for beginner woodworkers.

The table top is about 6.5 feet long and features two attached benches, and you can construct all parts out of 2x4s.

4. Build a Convertible Picnic Table

Build a Convertible Picnic Table

These convertible pieces work as a bench when folded up or as a picnic table when folded down. If you have a small space and need multi-use furniture, this free picnic table plan is a good fit.

Ana White designed these convertible benches and lays out the material list and assembly instructions on her blog.

5. Cheap and Easy Kids Picnic Table Plans

Cheap and Easy Kids Picnic Table Plans

Use this cheap and easy kid’s picnic table plan to build outdoor seating for your children. The total material costs are less than $100, even with premium cedar boards.

You can find the free plans at Making Manzanita. Besides fasteners, the building materials you’ll need are ten 2’x4s, making this a great beginner DIY project.

6. DIY Folding Picnic Table

DIY Folding Picnic Table

Consider this DIY folding picnic table if you need to save space or like to have picnics at the park or lake. The table top measures 55.5″ x 30″ and folds in half, making it easy to transport and store.

The folding picnic table plan is provided by Houseful of Handmade. Required materials include ten cedar boards, wood glue, and fasteners. The tutorial is available as a YouTube video and written instructions.

7. Farmhouse Picnic Table with Benches

Farmhouse Picnic Table with Benches

Bring your farmhouse style from the indoors to the outdoors with this farmhouse picnic table DIY. The table is eight feet long and requires about $200 worth of lumber. It features an “X” style base and two detached benches.

The free plans at Shoe Makes New feature a material list, cut list, and helpful diagrams for assembly. As a final step, you can stain and seal the wood, but use a food-grade option if you plan to eat at the table.

8. Simple Five-Foot Picnic Table

Simple Five-Foot Picnic Table

Bigger isn’t always better – try this five-foot DIY picnic table if you have a small space. It has a simple, classic design that’s easy to cut and assemble for DIYers of all experience levels.

The free picnic table blueprint is available at My Carpentry. They recommend using red cedar boards, which are rot and insect-resistant.

9. Rustic Reclaimed Wood Picnic Table

Rustic Reclaimed Wood Picnic Table

Put your wood scraps to use with this rustic reclaimed picnic table DIY. The center features a trough you can use as an ice bucket or built-in planter.

The tabletop dimensions are 60″ by 41″ with a 5″ trough running down the middle. You can find directions on Instructables, although you may need to tweak the steps to fit the reclaimed wood you have on hand.

10. Industrial Style Picnic Table Plans

Industrial Style Picnic Table Plans

Try this industrial-style table on wheels if you want to avoid a traditional look. The plumbing pipe legs give it a modern spin and add texture against the wood top, and the caster wheels allow you to move this table around with ease.

You can find this free picnic table blueprint on 4 Men 1 Lady. The dimensions are 60″ long, 64 inches wide, and 30″ high. The tutorial provides a material list and assembly instructions.

11. Free Picnic Table Plan

Free Picnic Table Plan

Those wanting a standard six-foot picnic table can utilize this blueprint from Bob’s Plans. The table has a classic design with attached benches and is easy to build.

The plan includes a guide for building the table with and without wheels. Add wheels if you want to be able to move the table around the backyard.

12. DIY Square Picnic Table

DIY Square Picnic Table

Square picnic tables are compact, making them a better choice for small patios and decks. Ana White provides free plans for this square table that measures 47.5” x 47.5”.

It fits four adults and requires 16 boards that you must cut down to varying sizes. The tutorial provides all the steps for assembly.