Children’s Pyramid Picnic Table

Build a unique, sturdy gathering place for your kids to eat and play outdoors.

| Spring 2019


There are a thousand plans for kids’ picnic tables out there, and 999 of them have A-shaped legs, a rectangular top, and two long seats.

If you’re looking for something more unique, compact, and stable—yet easy to build—check out this one. The footprint is a mere 4 feet by 4 feet, but there’s plenty of room for friends to gather, play, and eat. You can build it in an afternoon, and when you’re done, you’ll be an expert at cutting 45-degree angles.

Tools & Materials:

  • 2-by-2 board, 2 feet long (1)
  • 2-by-4 board, 6 feet long (1)
  • 2-by-6 board, 10 feet long (1)
  • 2-by-8 boards, 8 feet long (2)
  • 5/4-by-5-1/2-inch board, 12 feet long (1)
  • 2-1/2-inch exterior screws (1 pound)
  • 3-inch exterior screws (1 pound)
  • Construction adhesive (1 tube)
  • Circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Router with 1/4-inch round-over bit
  • Chisel

Note: All lumber is treated.

Cut List:

From the 2-by-6:

  • 4 legs (A), 29-1/2 inches long, with 45-degree angles

From the 2-by-2:



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