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Kids Picnic Table for Easter Sunday

Easter will be here in 8 days(March 27, 2016). I have a project to complete that should be a little interesting to do. It’s a picnic table especially designed for children in the age of 5 years of age and up, but mostly designed around a child’s height in that age bracket. It was too my surprise that I could not locate a very descriptive account of the specifications for a child’s picnic table on the Internet. No big deal for a man with access to, I just made my own.

With this table of data, choosing-chair-table-sizes , and I was able to make an a picnic table design that would accommodate small people.

A little house-keeping before I move to fast forward. The cost of materials to do this project, my cost in Mobile County, Alabama, was $55.61 10% tax included. The material list follows:

(2) 2X4″-8FT pressure treated
(2) 5/4″X6″-10FT pressure treated
(3) 2X6″-10FT pressure treated

Galvanized Nuts/Bolts/Washers
(8) 5/16″X3-1/2″ carriage bolts
(8) 5/16″ flat cut washers
(8) 5/16″ hex nuts

You can download the Sketchup file if you click the link underneath the words “3D Warehouse” at the lower righthand of the above picture.

The measurements for all the parts to make this child’s picnic table are all referenced in the file. I will only offer some thoughts on what you may want to do in order to get a better completed job.

In the picture you notice on the A-frame leg assembly that the member to support the table top and the seats are angled at the bottom back going towards the legs.

Now I put the leg assembly together and marked a line 2″ down from the top of the framing member and used a framing square to create the line that goes directly back to the point where the leg member and the other two framing members intersect.

I did it because I can, no other reason. If you do not feel comfortable with this kind of cutting, then you may want to mark your pieces in place >before< you nail them together.

kids picnic table legs





You should locate a very flat surface to assemble the a-frame style leg and support members together.

Once you have the leg assemblies for the scaled kids picnic table assembled you can attache the middle support/spanner framing member to establish the tables length.
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I used a pipe clamp to hold the pieces together so it was very simple to achieve a tight accurate fit. If you attempt to nail this with a hammer and nails, you may want to think about placing the a-frame up against a solid floor or wall so that it will not move around when it is hit with the hammer head.

If you are in doubt about how to achieve this, get another pair of hands involved.

Once you have the a frame leg assemblies and the spanner firmly attached to each other you can install the seat material and the table top pieces. After you place the seat material in position on the counter-levered supports you simply have to carefully measure both ends of the seat boards to make certain that they project over the support member in equal distances.


kids picnic table




The top pieces deserve the same if not more, accuracy in placement and measuring to make certain that they all align and project equal distances on both ends of the table and on both sides as well.

If you DO NOT make these distances accurately equal (within an eight (1/8) of an inch your picnic table top will be out of square with the table legs.

Finally, the galvanized bolts/nuts and washers can be installed at the eight pressure points, four on either leg assembly as seen in the following picture.

Watch House of Cards Online | Netflix

After working with chords, CAGED system techniques, pentatonic and major scales I find that I require a break. But a break for me, is simply another obsession. Football is out of the question in March. So I checked Netflix on my Roku plugin and checked my list.

Usually stand up comedy is my “go to” format for pissing away a few hours. I have watched all of Bill Burr’s specials, he is kind of like a funnier, younger version of me with worse language…so I think.

Anyway I saw “House of cards”. I had heard of this from somewhere, where I do not recall, but the political slant appealed to me at the moment.
Kevin Spacey is pretty good so accepting that he was in it I gave it a try.

So I started watching House of cards starting at Season 1, Episode 1. BINGO!

Filled my obsession with ease with no room left over for anything else as far as television goes.

So what is my point? You need an obsession too. If you work a full time job and maintain a home with all that goes with that, you have little time left to practice. And even then, you get bored with it.

So, for me, I plan my practice routine around watching episodes of this great political drama, House of cards.

Find an obsession to offset your obsession, works for me!

house of cards

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FanDuel fantasy football select tools to help you win

I got into FanDuel as a natural fit since I have been involved in Fantasy Football for 15 +/- years. I figured Since I was pretty good at fantasyfootball then I could be just as good at Fanduel weekly fantasy.

Well, I did win the Championship at Yahoo.Fantasy Football since I have collected several tools that you cannot play accurate weekly fantasy football games without.

Let me show some of the tools I use and maybe a short explanation about how they can help.

First you have to know which teams are playing. You can get this scheduling information from,, or where-ever you visit for your sports updates.

Second you should check the spread, what the odds-makers are saying about which football team may win and which football team may lose and by how many points. ESPN/nfl/lines has a weekly consolidated list from oddsmakers around the web and is kept up-to-date throughout the entire season.

Once you know who is playing and have the Insiders ideas on who >they< think is going to win, it is time to get down to the business of picking the match-ups in the games that lean in the favor of individual players to be successful at the job they do. Week “??” Fantasy Football Projections is an unofficial and independent source of data
The above links are two websites that I use to get data on offense/defense and individual players and how the player matches up to the coming weeks opponent.

After all of that, I make my picks at FanDuel and try to win. It is difficult to get a solid win. Below I have a graph of my wins/losses over the last 16 weeks up to and including the Conference game between Denver and the Patriots.

As a matter of how difficult it can be to win the big money, in the AFC Championship game I was able to climb to the 529th place of 28735 positions or 98.16 percent! I won $10.00(USD)! In a 50K game you have to hit the top percent of the last 1 percent to get it.