Back in the fall of 2015, my husband and I made the huge decision to change the path of our family. We decided to homeschool all 3 of our boys and truly embrace a simpler life which has equated to a lot slower pace of life and a lot more time outside.
And as a mom of 3 boys, they love it! So we spend as many days as possible enjoying our lunchtime outside. And we also do our lessons outside on gorgeous days.
But you know what completes our lessons and picnics? An amazing picnic table that is functional for almost any gathering.
So I’ve got over 40 picnic table plans that are absolutely free to share with you.
And whether you want a picnic table as a place to enjoy an outdoor lunch, host a family gathering, or even to have school on a pretty day these plans are sure to put you one step closer to creating that ideal space.
1. The Farm Picnic Table
This picnic table is a traditional style table. It has two benches and a farm style table. Though it is a basic style, it is still very gorgeous in appearance.
And it would also easily fit into any style of outdoor home décor. Plus, it would be an easy build because of its simple design.
2. The Wood-father Table
This picnic table is another traditional style. It reminds me of the kinds of picnic tables that you see at the local park.
And basically, the difference between this style of table and the last is that the benches are attached and stationary. So if you don’t want to worry about your benches being moved around then this might be a nice option for that.
3. The Easy Step-In Picnic Table
This picnic table is absolutely gorgeous. I love the wide plank design to it. And I also love the traditional style to the build as well.
But what makes this table so amazing is that the benches can’t be moved around on you. Yet, they give you a wider opening so you don’t trip over yourself trying to get in and out of this picnic table. I see it being easier on small children and senior citizens alike.
4. The Mini Connected Picnic Table
This picnic table is another version where the benches are physically connected to the table. Again, this is a great design for an open area where you don’t have space limitations. As well as, so you don’t have to worry about your benches being moved around.
But this one is really cute because it is simply a smaller version of the original design. So if you are needing a smaller table for a child’s space this would be a great solution.
5. Picnic Table With Planter
This picnic table rocks! No other words will do it justice I’m afraid. It is made out of reclaimed wood and has a space in the middle that will hold either ice or flowers.
So if the idea of having this charming little picnic table in your backyard isn’t enough, then imagine it also being a spot for some beautiful flowers. Those flowers could certainly add a splash of color while this table boasts rustic charm.
6. The Picnic Table Plus Seating Area
This picnic table is another one that is absolutely fascinating. As mentioned, picnic tables are great spaces for your yard. They provide a space to eat and even chat with coffee on occasion.
But what if you didn’t need that bulky table all of the time? Instead, sometimes, you just wanted a sitting area. Well, this table is dual purpose and can provide both
7. The Kids Picnic Table
If you have children then you know that they love to have their own space. When my middle son was younger he loved this one little café in town simply because it has stools that were ‘just his size’, as he put it.
Well, that is the same reason why small children would love this picnic table as well. It is beautiful but also the perfect size for small children to gather, play, and eat.
8. Children’s Picnic Table
This is another classic version of a picnic table that has been downsized to be a perfect feature for any child’s play area.
So try to imagine what a perfect table this would be during an outdoor barbecue or even for small children to host a tea party. It would be extra special with this neat table because it is made especially for them.
9. The Bench To Picnic Table Conversion Set
This picnic table can be either a bench or a picnic table. It is very unique in its design, though. Basically, you can have a simple bench meant to hold 2-3 people.
Or you can flip it down and have a table with only one bench for a sitting area. It might be a little smaller but is very functional. And truly a great idea.
10. The Cedar Picnic Table
This table is absolutely gorgeous. And it is so beautiful to look at because it is built from cedar. This isn’t the usual when looking at DIY picnic tables. But is definitely a nice addition to the backyard.
So this table is larger and has two benches meant to hold 4-6 people. But the color of the cedar wood just adds a classic rustic touch that would make any backyard pop with character.
11. A Tiny Toddler Picnic Table
This picnic table is meant for very small children. But it is absolutely adorable. It looks like the wooden version of one of the plastic picnic tables that you can purchase at the store for toddlers.
However, it has to be mentioned that this one is obviously a great DIY option, it appears sturdier than plastic, and it also can be customized to suit your child. Plus, I think it adds a great bit of charm to your outdoor play area.
12. DIY Children’s Picnic Table
This children’s picnic table is very charming but doesn’t appear to be very complicated to build at all. So if you are someone that is new to the world of carpentry, this task doesn’t look to be overwhelming.
But because it's simple, it also appears that it would easily fit into any backyard setting. So regardless of your taste, this little beauty should fit right in.
13. Picnic Table That Converts To Benches
If you have a smaller yard then this table could be a good solution for you. This table can either be a normal sized picnic table. Or it can be closed and converted to two separate benches.
So if you are short on space and don’t have room for a picnic area and a sitting area then opt for this table. Then you could easily have both.
14. The Composite Toddler Picnic Table
This table is another one that is meant for a small child. But it is really neat in its design. They actually used composite decking boards to build this little table.
And it is beautiful to boot. So if you have a small child that would love to have a picnic table then take this one into consideration.
15. The Simple Kid’s Picnic Table
This is another project that would be great for those that are just starting out with carpentry. So if you are in the market for a kid’s picnic table and looking for one that has a simple design then you might have just strolled upon it.
And though this table has a simple design, it is still a pretty table. It definitely has a lot of charm in a tiny package. And would be something that most small children would love.
16. A ‘Big Kid’s’ Picnic Table
So you have children, but they aren’t babies anymore. Yet, they still would like to have their own table in the picnic area. I get it. I really do.
Well, if this is your situation then pay close attention to these plans. It is a design for a picnic table that isn’t quite full size but isn’t toddler size either. It is great for that in-between stage.
17. Folding Picnic Table
This is another neat design for a folding picnic table. The design isn’t for half a picnic table. And it isn’t two benches that are placed together to make one whole picnic table.
Instead, this is actually one bench that folds out into a full-size picnic table with two benches on either side. It may be compact but it definitely holds two great needs in one little package.
18. The Preschool Picnic Table
This picnic table is another mini version of a full-sized picnic table. But this table is meant for a preschool-aged child. The design is simple enough that most could figure out how to build it.
And I’d say that most children would absolutely enjoy this table. It is a great DIY project that is sure to make your little one’s day.
19. The Adult Picnic Table
Ana White created a picnic table for each member of the family. This design is meant for the adults. It is a gorgeous picnic table. And I love her paint colors.
But it is also simple enough that most could figure out how to build it. So if you’d like to create a picnic area with a table suited for everyone then give this design a glance.
20. An Outdoor Kid’s Picnic Table
This picnic table is an adorable space for any child. If you think back to your childhood you’ll probably remember how exciting it was when all the kids got to sit by themselves and have their own space.
And the conversations and memories made during that time are so special, especially as you grew older. So why not create a little table and give your kids a chance to create similar memories?
21. The Picnic Table With Attached Benches
This picnic table is a classic design. It is what most will see when they go visit local parks. And probably what some people still have in their backyards for family gatherings.
So if you love the idea of having a table that is big enough for the family to gather around. And also has benches that no one can carry off then you’ll probably love this table.
22. Two Benches, One Table
This design is great for having both a picnic area and a sitting area. So if you have limited yard space then you might want to look at this design very closely.
And basically what it is, is two benches that the backside of the bench will actually prop up to form a half table. Then the sitting part of the bench is still the area where you sit at the picnic table as well.
23. The 10 Foot Picnic Table
I love this picnic table. It has the classic design of a table with attached benches. But it could hold a ton of people around it.
And in case you haven’t gathered by now, I have a large family. So we need large picnic tables when we have our family gatherings. It appears that this one just might do the trick.
24. Child Size Picnic Table Plans
This is another design for a child-sized picnic table. And if you are someone that is new to carpentry or just a very visual person (as I am) then you’ll really like these plans. The details in them are wonderful.
And they contain great pictures to help along the way as well. So if you’d feel better taking on a project with very thorough directions then this project appears to have them for you.
25. A Patio Table And Benches
This is a beautiful table. The benches are not connected which is a nice feature if you’d like to have the flexibility to move them around a little bit.
But what sets this table apart is the gorgeous design. And the beautiful white paint. It would certainly be eye-catching on any patio.