Summer Youth: Build a Picnic Table (Age 12-14)

  • Monday, July 26, 2021
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 26, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code: WO082621DG
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  • $220 + $200 materials fee
  • $180 + $200 materials fee

    Registration will close on Sunday, July 11th at 1:00 PM.

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Build a sturdy picnic table for your family's yard or deck as you learn woodworking skills you will be able to apply to many future projects.

Starting with a plan for a table 6 feet long and 5 feet wide (including the seats), you will learn:

  • how to measure and mark to make accurate cuts
  • how to cut some parts with a hand saw
  • how to safely use a chop saw (also known as a miter saw) for other cuts
  • how to use a cordless drill to prepare holes for bolts and to drive screws, and how to select the most appropriate bits for different parts of this project
  • how to use a wrench as you tighten the bolts

In addition, the class will repair at least one picnic table that has become very wobbly over time. By exploring why that happened, you will learn several key points that will help make your table and future projects more durable.


  • This class is for youth 12-14 years old.
  • Registration will close on Sunday, July 11th at 1:00 PM.
  • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
  • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
  • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
  • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick.  More details can be found here.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes, avoid loose-fitting clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair. Please bring your own safety goggles, which you can purchase at a local hardware or lumber store. Glasses must be certified to ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166.
  • If your family does not have access to a pickup truck, we'll deliver your picnic table to your home after the class.


David Grant is a founding member of BARN and has been a woodworker since his introduction to the craft as a teenager.   He has taught a variety of woodworking classes at BARN and worked on numerous community service projects, including the oak benches at the Kitsap Humane Society's new reception center and the Torii gates that will be installed in the haiku garden at the Bainbridge Island library.

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