For dinner seating at the wedding we decided to make three 8' picnic tables. We've wanted picnic tables for various spots in the yard anyway, so we decided to kill two birds with one stone and make a set to use for both the wedding and house. We found a free DIY picnic table plan online (scroll to the bottom of the page for the link to download the full instructions) and modified it for an 8' instead of 6' table, then hit up Home Depot for the materials.
We chose pressure treated wood and painted it with an off white porch and deck stain. Nice cedar wood allowed to age and patina naturally would have been preferable, but we're on a tight time frame and a budget, so pressure treated wood with a coat of outdoor stain worked for our situation. We made the wood cuts this weekend, and put the first table together today. The large parts for the second table are assembled and painted, but we need to pick up more screws before we can finish it. The third table will require another trip to Home Depot for more materials.
A fuzzy iPhone shot of the table being built:
And being painted against the outside of the barn:
And looking pretty nice on our deck:
One down, two to go!