The Best Picnic Tables

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Posted by Mia | Posted in Equipment | Posted on 29-08-2012

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Picnics are a great way for family and friends to gather, break bread and relish the glory of outdoor dining. When the warm breeze and sunshine are beckoning you, answer the call by planning your family meal in the park, on the beach, or in your own back yard!

If sitting on a blanket and juggling your food on the ground is what turns you off, picnic in style with a fabulous picnic table set.

 

Back Yard Picnic Tables

 

Dura-Trel Vinyl Picnic Table w/ Unattached Benches

Dura-Trel Vinyl Picnic Table with detached benches

Dura-Trel Vinyl Picnic Table with detached benches

If you’re looking for something sturdy and easy to clean, this Dura-Trel Vinyl Picnic Table will be right at home in your yard or on your patio. The table is six feet in length, long enough to comfortably seat 6 adults. A refreshing feature is that the benches are not attached, which makes it easier for you to adjust them to your liking, or move them out of your way if you want to make way for a wheel chair or special seating. It’s made out of recycled vinyl materials so that it is resistant to weather, rain or shine. The materials are weather and splinter resistant, and won’t chip, rot or fade; it makes maintenance a breeze and will last looking very good for a long, long time. A 20 year manufacturer’s warrantee guarantees you’ll be happy with your product! Assembly is a breeze.

Dura-Trel Vinyl Picnic Table w/ Unattached Benches— $345.95 (discounted from $435.95) Read the rest of this entry »

Picnic Baskets 2.0: New and Improved Designs for Your Picnicking Pleasure

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Posted by Mia | Posted in Equipment | Posted on 23-06-2012

A picnic is a wonderful way to come together with friends to celebrate the beautiful weather and lazy days off. Families can spend quality time with each other breaking bread in the great outdoors, playing under the sun and resting in the shade. If you’re looking for the perfect date idea, a romantic picnic for two can really impress that special someone.

They key to a good picnic is planning and preparation; packing up your food and supplies so they are easy to tote and keep fresh can make the entire day go more smoothly.

Those old wicker and wood baskets are a thing of the past; they’re heavy and don’t provide good insulation for your food, which can be dangerous when out in warm weather. Their single cavernous opening makes organization difficult and messy. They’re hard to sanitize and bulky to store in the closet.

If you’re still using one of these old-fashioned contraptions, convert it into a pretty planter and take your picnics into the 21st century. New picnic coolers available on the market are lightweight, easy to clean, convenient to store and they keep your food safe to eat.

Collapsible Basket Cooler 

Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Basket Cooler

Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Basket Cooler is made with a lightweight yet sturdy aluminum frame and thermal shield insulation. Read the rest of this entry »

Octagon Picnic Table Plans

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Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Equipment | Posted on 31-05-2010

Octagon Picnic Table Plans

Of the many types of picnic tables available for your purchase or construction, the octagon picnic table is one of the most popular. Here is how you can build your own octagon picnic table for your backyard.

How to Build an Octagon Picnic Table

Picture the table pieces from a set of octagon picnic table plans as a pie. The 8 pieces of the pie are all identical and they are made up of several other pieces to make the whole.

You will use all pressure treated lumber for this project.

Material List

4 each 2" x 6" x 10′

8 each 2" x 6" x 8′

4 each 2" x 4" x 8′

1 each 2" x 4" x 10′

1 each 2" x 4" x 12′

1 lb. #16 galvanized nails for nailing the center frames together

5 lb. 2-1/2" galvanized screws

Hammer, miter saw, miter box, drill, measuring tape, sandpaper, carpenter pencil

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Metal Picnic Tables and Aluminum Picnic Tables

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Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Equipment | Posted on 26-11-2009

Metal Picnic Tables and Aluminum Picnic Tables

When people think of picnic tables, they typically picture your typical wooden picnic tables with red and white checkered tablecloths on them covered by dish after dish of delicious food. While wooden tables are arguably the most popular types of picnic tables, metal picnic tables and aluminum picnic tables have a lot to offer

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About Wooden Picnic Tables

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Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Equipment | Posted on 22-11-2009

A Helpful Guide to Wooden Picnic Tables

If you love picnics, then you probably love picnic tables too. You are more than free to eat on a blanket placed on the ground, of course, but nothing beats setting out a spread on a nice, solid picnic table. Whether it is in a park or in your very own backyard, picnic tables can be made of many different materials and can come in various shapes and sizes. One of the best materials for a picnic table is wood. This article will talk about iconic wooden picnic tables and the benefits they offer.

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