How-To Build a Picnic Table Out of Logs

How-To Build a Picnic Table Out of Logs



so today I am building a picnic table

out of laws what I’m going to do I’m

going to cut down a bunch of trees maybe

about six or seven inches in diameter

and I’m going to rip them which means

almost like splitting them with my

chainsaw and then I’m going to put

together a picnic table

all right two down probably 20 more to go

ripping this tree here and I almost went

right through a nail I’m gonna have to

sharpen my chain again but somehow

there’s just a really old nail right in

this tree see it’s grown right is all

right so I have made a lot of sawdust I

got all the logs that I cut and holder

the bush ripped in half

and now I’m actually going to start

building the picnic table so what I’m

going to do now is I’m going to take all

the halves of the logs that I’ve ripped

and I’m just going to lean them up so I

can sort of view them all in one place

right now they’re in a bit of a pile and

that way I can tell which board I’m

going to want to use for which part of

the picnic table the smaller pieces are

going to be the top of the table and the

really wide pieces can be the bench I’m

just kind of putting life sized pieces

together right now

want to get this

now to make another one of these so

that’s the first one there and it looks

like we’re going to have good amount of

wood left over and this is the second

one here so I just got to knock that out

and Hammer it together and then we

really got we’re really going to have

what’s starting to look like a picnic table

so pretty excited about this


I made this notch here because the nails

I have aren’t long enough to go through

this whole log so this makes it a little

thinner that way I can get the nails

through there into that log secure it

properly that’s good that’s in there

develop this on the show I test okay so

there we go we pretty much have the

makings of the a picnic table it’s not

perfect but it’s supposed to have a

rough kind of look to it anyways

and I’m going to do a few more things

I’m going to nail it all together and

cut the ends off with a chain saw

it’s going to be heavy so where it’s

going to we want to put it where it’s

going to stay forever I call this video

the Pioneer picnic table planning

yourself chain saws pioneers with chain

saws time-traveling pioneer tape –

chainsaw table okay I just had to cut

all this

okay the table is all nailed down and we

have the two brace pieces underneath it

just to keep it from rocking from side

to side because it’s pretty long table

and now the only thing we have left to

do is cut it down to size so I’m just

going to try to cut all of these the end

sticking out flush and then we will have

a completed picnic table so we’re about

this close to being completely done

I’m not



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Jim Baird is an Adventurer, videographer, writer, photographer, and talent. His previous rolls include extensive work with a map company as well as guiding and prospecting. Jim has shot video for Cineflix productions, BBC Worldwide, 13 Minds, and The Weather Network US. He's produced video series such as “The Kesagami River Solo” and “Lessons From The Trail with Jim Baird”. Jim’s content has also appeared in print for several publications that include Explore, Canoeroots, Real Fishing, Ontario Out of Doors, Outdoor Canada, Canoe & Kayak, and Field & Stream magazines. Jim is an expert woodsman, white-water canoeist, survivalist, and a bold wilderness navigator. His expedition experience includes a solo trip down the canoe eating rapids of the Kesagami and then along the tempestuous James Bay coat, an 800-mile snowmobile expedition across the Northwest Passage, 300miles above the Arctic Circle. A month long descent of the Northwest Territories Kuujjua River in the Arctic Archipelago, followed by 120-kilometers of paddling on the Arctic Ocean. He's also completed a 33-day canoe expedition via four rivers including the Adlatok in northern Quebec and Labrador.