Picnic/Low Table Assembly Instructions Tools ● Drill ● Drill Bits ● Kreg Jig ● 10” Miter Saw ● Orbital sander ● Speed Square ● 18 or 16 gauge nail gun ● Working table ● Sawhorse ● Clamps x 4 ● Shop Vacuum ● Tape measure ● Putty knife ● Safety goggles Product List ● 8 x 8’ 1x4 Pine (must be able to create 18 x 31” boards, plus 2 x 57.5” boards) ● 1 x 8’ 1x3 Pine (must be able to create 2 x 48” boards) ● 2 x 3’ 3x3 Pine (must be able to create 2 x 18” boards) ● 1 box ¾” Kreg screws ● 1 box 1” Kreg screws ● 1 box 1 ¼” Kreg screws ● 1 pack 60 grit sandpaper disks ● 1 pack 120 grit sandpaper disks ● 1 pack 220 grit sandpaper disks ● 1 quart Wood stain (golden pecan) ● 1 quart Polyurethane ● 1 pack Rags ● 1 pack Pencils ● 1 box stainable Wood Filler ● 1 pack of table leg hinges Diagram Instructions 1. Using your miter saw, cut your 1x4 down into 18 31” pieces. These will form the table top. If you purchased 8’ boards, each board should give you 3 pieces plus some small scrap. This means you’ll use 6 boards to create those 18 pieces. Set aside the remaining two boards for later. 2. Align your 18 cut boards end-to-end and check for discrepancies in their width. You should ensure that all boards are within ⅛” of the desired 31”. Adjust any long boards as needed and scrap any boards that are too short. 3. Once you’ve ensured all your boards are a good length, you’ll mark spots for your kreg holes. On every board, you’ll mark four evenly spaced spots on alternating sides of the board (see video). Using your kreg jig and drill, drill holes in each board and set aside. 4. With all the boards drilled out for joining, screw together the boards with your 1” kreg screws. Line up the ends of the boards and then use a standard clamp to hold them together while you put in the first screw. Continue assembling the boards one-by-one, until you’ve joined 16 of them together. 5. At this point, your tabletop is a bit wobbly. To really solidify it, cut down your 1x3’s to form 2 48” pieces. Place them at a spot 4” from either end of the table and 5.5” inset from the sides of the table. Use your 1 ¼” kreg screws to secure them to the tabletop. 6. Using the remaining two cut 1x4’s, place them at a 90 degree angle to the table top (see video). To connect them to the table top, use ¾” kreg screws. 7. Using your 60 then 120 grit sandpaper and orbital sander, get your sides to be as smooth as possible. Your 60 grit sandpaper will be perfect for taking a little off of the boards that are too long and creating a smooth edge. 8. Take your kreg jig and create fittings at the end of every other board to attach the side pieces. 9. With the kreg holes ready, cut your remaining 2 1x4’s into the perfect size to act as your table side. This should be 57.5” but may vary depending on your wood. 10. Fasten your side pieces first with your nail gun. Lay your table down on a flat surface and ensure your side piece will be a flush fit. At the ends, use two nails on each end to secure the side piece before using ¾” kreg screws in the holes you drilled in step 8. 11. Your tabletop is done! Now attach your table leg hinges ¾” from the ends of 1x3’s you attached to the bottom of the table, centered on the board. 12. Cut down your 3x3 boards to 18” segments. Attach those 18” segments to the other end of your leg hinges. 13. Now your table is completely assembled! First, use wood filler to smooth out those nail holes. Next, sand down your table. On rough spots, use your 60, 120, and then 220 grit paper. On smoother sections, you may be able to go straight to the 120 or even 220 grit paper. 14. Use a dry rag to wipe any dust off your table. Then, dip your rag into the stain and wipe the table down with the stain-soaked rag. Be sure to spread out the stain so that it doesn’t pool or leave wet spots. When you’ve completely covered the table, allow it to dry in a spot between 50 and 80 degrees for at least an hour. Apply a second coat after an hour. 15. Using the same rag technique, apply a layer of polyurethane. Allow it to dry, sand any uneven spots, and apply another layer. Continue this process until the table has a smooth surface of polyurethane across its surface. 16. Congratulations, you have a Bashify picnic table!