DIY cross legged Picnic Table [Table of contents below]
Joining the legs
The joint that joins each pair of legs is called a cross-halved joint.
You will need to cut out the area where the legs intersect (the cut-out area) to a depth halfway into each piece of wood.
The cut-out area is already marked (see the previous section) on each leg.
Set the blade of your saw (drop-saw, chop-saw, circular saw, or what ever) to a depth half of the thickness of the wood.
Make multiple cuts across the cut-out area with the saw, and then clean out the area with a chisel.
Glue and join each pair of legs together and screw to hold, but do not put any screws in, where the bolts are to go. See page 12 for bolt hole positions.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 08 Adding the end rails to the legs
Page 09 Drilling bolt holes through the crosses
Page 10 Drilling holes into the ends of the braces
Page 11 Fixing the brace members in place
Page 12 Just the tabletop and bench top boards to go
Page 13 Done!
Page 14 User comments/photos