Summer is quickly approaching and as the weather warms up, everyone gets so excited to eat outside. Do you enjoy dining outdoors in the summer? Entertain family and friends all season long with these tips for how to easily create a boho summer picnic table.
What is boho style?
Boho interior/exterior design has continued to be a popular style year after year. But it’s also a style that we get tons of questions about. There are so many different facets of bohemian style and so many different ways you can bring it to life.
Bohemian decor is a colorful, eclectic look with global inspiration. It’s the style you might think of for an avid world traveler or a free-spirited flea market lover, as it tends to be full of an eclectic assortment of collected objects.
Bohemian style features a fun mix of color and patterns, furniture styles, and unexpected decor - along with asymmetrical layouts. Boho style tends to be super casual and carefree, with a relaxed approach to styling.
Why should you make a boho picnic table?
This boho picnic table is such perfect stuff for every summer trip that you should have. The price is more suitable when you try to make it yourself. It's ridiculously affordable, quick to assemble, easily stored, and can be switched out for longer or shorter legs as often as you wish. Sitting on the grass, enjoying the plant smell, it’s really much more than a simple picnic.
How to make a boho picnic table
(Cre: Open door open heart)
- 2 Pallets (the same size)
- Hand Saw
- Circular Saw
- Nail Gun
- Right Angle Drill Attachment
- Screws (for outdoor use)
How to make boho picnic table - Step 1.
The first thing I had to do was deconstruct one pallet. I had tried to do this in the past with a hammer and it ended in nothing but splinters and agony.
So I jumped online and learned people use a saw to cut through the nails instead of trying to hammer the pieces apart. This method proved to be easy and FAST!
Obviously safety first! There is nothing more important when you are using tools than making sure that you are using them properly and safely.
How to make boho picnic table - Step 2.
Once I had one pallet deconstructed I needed to cut 2 pieces of wood (that were the pallet top) in half lengthwise. (Like a hotdog.)
The gaps between the boards on the other pallet were too small to put one of the pieces of wood there without cutting them in half first.
To do this, I measured to the middle of the board from the pallet I deconstructed, then marked a line down the middle connecting the dots as a guide.
How to make boho picnic table - Step 3.
After the two boards were marked I took them to the sawhorses and cut them in half with our circular saw.
How to make boho picnic table - Step 4.
Once the boards were cut in half I took those pieces and filled in the gaps of the other pallet.
I secured them with a nail gun.
(Thanks to the chicken coop and my husband I’ve learned how to use the nail gun independently!! When we did the Dutch tulip tray I wasn’t as confident in my abilities, so my husband helped, a lot haha!)
How to make boho picnic table - Step 5.
Now that the tabletop was finished I just needed to raise it up off the ground a little bit.
To do this, I took the 2×4s from the deconstructed pallet and placed them on their sides under the pallet tabletop.
How to make boho picnic table - Step 6.
I made sure that the 2×4s were the same distance from the sides of the pallet.
How to make boho picnic table - Step 7.
Next, I took the right angle drill attachment and drill to attach the 2×4s to the pallet. I screwed 2 screws at each end of the 2×4’s (In total I used 8 screws to secure both of the 2×4s to the pallet tabletop.)
Now the boho picnic table is complete! It is such a simple DIY!
I absolutely love this table and how easy it was to build! It looked intimidating at first, but it was truly simple and quick! DIYs that drag on for days and weeks can be really hard for me.
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These metal table legs and bases are always packed nicely, ready to be delivered to spruce up your living space, and come equipped with adjustable levelers hidden well in the feet. All you need to do is to bolt the base on your table or benchtop and go.