Websites that feature free plans for picnic tables include DIY Garden Plans, About.com and My Backyard Plans. These picnic table plans include instructions, video clips, materials and parts lists, illustrations and images of finished tables.
DIY Garden Plans provides instructions for building a 6-foot picnic table with two attached benches. Complete with illustrations that provide table and bench dimensions, this picnic table plan also includes a materials and cut list to indicate wood sizes for the legs, benches, tabletop and connecting pieces. The hardware needed to complete the project is also included in the materials and cut list.
About.com features 14 picnic table plans, with and without attached benches. Unique table designs include a hexagon-shaped picnic table and two separate benches with hinges that convert into a picnic table. Kid-sized picnic table plans are also available.
My Backyard Plans also provides instructions for building a 6-foot wood picnic table. These plans feature detailed drawings of how to build the wood braces and brackets that hold the table in place. This website also includes a materials and cut list.
In addition to providing instructions for building picnic tables, these websites include instructions for building other outdoor structures, such as gazebos, bird houses, decks and chicken coops.