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Once upon a time

I stumbled across Ana White plans on Pinterest and decided I wanted to build Ana White's preschool picnic table for the backyard. Having little to no wood working experience I found her plans to be straightforward with clear materials and cut lists.


You can find the plans here.

I do not have many pictures from the build other than my cute helper who came in at the end to help me paint the table a robin's egg blue. My background is in commercial interior design, and I am team Sherwin Williams all the way. Their paint is amazing. It has been almost 6 years since we painted the table, but I believe the color I used is called Rain.

This table was a great plan to dive right into, the cuts are simple straight or angled cuts and the screws can be pilot drilled and driven in straight. Kids picnic tables run about $100 and I easily built this one for about $25 in wood.

Five years, a cross country move, and another kid later, this table is still going strong! The littlest prefers purple, so we gave the table an update last summer.

Have you tried any Ana White plans? Happy building!

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