Forever Picnic Tables (unattached benches)
Enjoy a picnic with the family anytime. Our traditional Forever Picnic Tables are handbuilt from weather-resistant Redwood for decades of family gatherings.
- Available in lengths from 4 to 14 feet to seat up to 18 adults comfortably.
- Each table is handmade per your instructions. Choose your length, tabletop width, corner styles, umbrella hole and other options to make the table just the way you'd like.
- Materials to last a lifetime - extra thick Redwood outlasts cedar or teak. We use only stainless hardware and the best weather resistant sealant.
- Fast assembly. Sets ship in less than 15 parts. Tabletop and benchtops always ship assembled. Just add the legs and supports and enjoy.
DIMENSIONS & DRAWINGS
|Table Width (W)||30 Inch.||36 Inch.||42 Inch.||48 Inch.|
Tabletop widths are slightly narrower than the sizes listed due to the fact that each tabletop board is 1/4" less than 6" wide. So, instead of a standard 36" wide tabletop (the default setting), the 36" wide top with 6 boards shown in the drawing below is actually 34 1/2" W with a 30 1/2" H, and is 46 1/4" W without benches and 63" W with attached benches. The legs of the tables flare out to 46 1/4" W at the base/ground level.
Benches, whether attached or unattached, have a bench top width of 11 1/2" (see drawing below). Unattached benches have legs that flare out to 18 1/4" at base/ground level. If you choose end tables with your set, they are built 6" shorter than the width of the table to ensure the benches don't bump into the side benches when used close to the table . Just let us know if you'd like something different.
Bench top, Tabletop and leg boards are 1 7/8" thick. All tables over 8 'L have legs made with 2 7/8" thick timbers for proper support. All tables over 10' L have 3 sets of legs for proper support. The 10' table is usually made with just 2 sets of legs, but if you'd like a third set of legs, just let us know in the comment section at checkout (no extra charge).
The following table weights were calculated using the default 36" tabletop width in Redwood. Douglas-fir weighs approximately 20% more:
|Table Length (L)
||Number of Adults Who Can Dine Comfortably
(Based on a std. 36" width table)
|Approx. Weight Table Alone||Approx. Weight Table with Benches|
|Side Benches Only||Add End Benches|
|4-Ft||4||6||100 lbs.||160 lbs.|
|4.5-Ft||6||8||110 lbs.||175 lbs.|
|5-Ft||6||8||125 lbs.||185 lbs.|
|6-Ft||8||10||150 lbs.||210 lbs.|
|7-Ft||8||10||170 lbs.||240 lbs.|
|8-Ft||10||12||190 lbs.||270 lbs.|
|10-Ft||12||14||230 lbs.||330 lbs.|
|12-Ft||14||16||300 lbs.||410 lbs.|
|14-Ft||16||18||340 lbs.||460 lbs.|
Seating estimates by length of table vary slightly depending on the selected seating configuration (adding End Benches generally adds 2-4 additional seats depending on table width). The Forever Picnic Bench (with flared leg) is the default style of bench used. If you'd like a different style, please see the option offered under Advance Options.
HALF-LENGTH OR FULL LENGTH SIDE BENCHES
2 Half Length Benches per Side
Full Length Bench per Side
For additional flexibility, table sets over 5ft long can have side benches either full length or as two half length benches.
For example, a 6 ft table is available either with two 6ft side benches or four 3ft side benches (same price).
For tables 10 ft or longer, we recommend the 2 half length benches per side because the longer benches are heavy and not easy to move around.
Three styles of unattached benches are offered with our Rectangular Picnic Tables: Forever Picnic Benches (Flaring Legs, our most popular option), the Traditional Picnic Bench (Criss-Cross Legs) or our Fullback Bench. Unless you choose otherwise in Advanced Options, tables with Unattached Side Benches are made in the Forever Picnic Bench Style.
Forever Picnic Bench
Traditional Picnic Bench
Standard or Seamless Tabletop
|Standard Tabletop (Outdoors)
|Seamless Tabletop (Indoors)
Standard Tabletop - Recommended for tables to be left out in the weather. Outdoor tabletop boards need "breathing" room to expand and contract to the constant changes in moisture and temperature. The standard tabletop boards are separated by 1/16-inch to allow for this movement.
Seamless Tabletop - Ideal for use in a covered patio or indoors. It can be taken outdoors for a meal or party but isn't designed for outdoor living. The seamless construction creates a beautiful unbroken tabletop surface.
|Old Country Tabletop
Parquet Tabletop (seamless) -You can order any table with a Parquet Tabletop. If you select the Parquet design, benches will have parquet bench tops. If you prefer bench tops in a different design, just let us know. The parquet pieces will be naturally varied in color as shown above. The Parquet Tabletop is ideal for indoors or covered Patios. It is a seamless tabletop and is not intended to be out in the weather for extended periods.
Old Country Tabletop (available for outdoor or indoor uses) - The Old Country is a centuries old European design that can be used inside or outside. The Old Country has a perimeter frame with a dividing board across the center of the top widthwise. For indoors, please choose the Old Country Seamless Tabletop option (with no spacing between the boards). For year round outdoor applications, please choose the Old Country Standard Tabletop design (1/16" spacing between the boards) to let the boards move with changing temperatures and moisture.
SQUARED OR ROUNDED CORNERS
The corners of the tables and benches can be made in 3 ways (Squared, Slightly Rounded or Rounded). The look is quite different and it takes only a few seconds to see what will work best for you (see drawings):
Squared: Leave the corners of your table and/or bench tops squared for a more modern look (technically, 3/16" radius, for structural soundness), or....
Slightly Rounded: The 1/2" radius rounding creates a softer look and it is the most popular otion), or...
Fully Rounded: was initially created for kid safety. It is a favorite for heavy use public places (1" radius).
Some rounding is a good idea for safety reasons (kids, elderly). The 1/2" radius rounding is a popular compromise between the two (see drawing). Just choose which option you would like during checkout.
STANDARD OR ADJUSTED LEG FLAIR
Standard Leg Flair – the leg flair for the Rectangular Picnic Tables is 47" at the ground. This is the traditional way picnic tables are built to give them supreme stability in any terrain. It is the most popular option by far. For example, if your tabletop is 36" wide, the standard leg flair will have the legs going out beyond the edge of the tabletop on both sides by 5 1/2".
However, some customers prefer to make this leg flair less wide, in order to accommodate unattached benches or chairs. If you prefer this option, just choose the Adjusted Leg Flair and we will reduce the leg flair width to the same as the width of the table.
Adjusted Leg Flair – in some rare cases it works better to have the leg flair less wide to avoid possibly bumping into the legs or if you are in a limited space. If you prefer this option, just choose Adjusted Leg Flair and we'll reduce the leg flair to match the width of the table.
Want to enjoy an umbrella with your table? We do not sell umbrellas, but we can drill a 1 5/8" or 2" umbrella hole for you at no charge. A plug is included with the umbrella hole option see images at right.
ADA ACESSIBILITY DESIGN
The 8 ft Picnic Tables can be built to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Accessibility Design standards at no extra cost (see attached drawings.) The 8 ft length is the ideal table size for this. The ADA design does not work well with shorter tables and is not available, but can be incorporated into our longer tables also at no extra cost.
The standard 8 ft Picnic Table with attached benches has the legs recessed 18" under the tabletop ends and is 30" tall. To alter for ADA Accessibility (wheelchair access):
- The tabletop height is raised to 31 1/2" to increase clearance under the table.
- The legs are recessed back two more inches to 20" away from the tabletop edge to allow more wheelchair wheel space.
- The last 20" of the benches are trimmed off beyond the table leg.
Our finely finished and very sturdy ADA tables have been purchased by many municipal and state parks as well as the US Forest Service. They provide full access to picnic facilities for all visitors and are built to last for decades without any maintenance.
All our furniture ships finely sanded to 220 grit for a smooth to the touch finish.
The most popular finish is our Transparent Premium Sealant. This sealant leaves your furniture looking natural and helps keep the beautiful wood surface colors from fading for several years. We use Sikkens brand finishes because they are the best finishes on the market.
Transparent Premium Sealant - Recommended for Outdoors:
Below are the 5 grades of wood we offer with the Transparent Premium Sealant applied. The color tones shown are close representations of the color your furniture will look like. There is no extra charge for the Transparent Premium Sealant:
Redwood(15 yr Warranty)
Mature(20 yr Warranty)
Old Growth(30 yr Warranty)
Mosaic Eco-(10 yr Warranty)
Douglas Fir(10 yr Warranty)
We also offer the Transparent Premium Sealant with the following stains added. There is a small charge for adding these stains:
Stains with Premium Sealant (Coffee and Cherry):
If you are applying your own stain or want the surface color to fade to a "weathered look" in a few months.
Off-White Oil-Based Primer:
If you are painting a light color. We apply two coats so that it is ready for one final coat.
Gray Oil-Based Primer:
If you are painting a darker color. We apply two coats so that it is ready for the final coat.
Wax Finish - Recommended for Indoors:
If your furniture is for indoors, we recommend the Wax finish. Your furniture will ship with 2 coats of Howard's Feed 'N Wax. Without maintenance the finish becomes a beautiful patina. With minimal care, the finish gets richer and more beautiful year after year.
If you need a specific stain, let us know.
Assembly Instructions for: Forever Picnic Tables (Unattached Benches)
Assembly Instructions for: Classic Picnic Benches
Assembly Instructions for: Fullback Benches
All you need is a ratchet wrench and a hammer.
Our furniture is preassembled in our wood working shop to ensure reassembly is a snap. The Rectangular Picnic Tables require only a ratchet wrench and a small hammer to tap in the bolts. They ship in less than 15 parts and take less than 1 hour to re-assemble and begin enjoying them. All parts are clearly labeled and detailed step by step instructions are included. They can easily be re-assembled by one person. To download assembly instructions for any of our items, please go to: Assembly
Care: Your Forever Redwood Furniture will last for decades in year-round weather without maintenance.
Depending on the wood grade you choose, even with harsh year-round outdoor conditions, you can expect your furniture to last from ten to forty years without maintenance of any kind.
Being outside year round is rough on any woods finish. The surface absorbs UV rays, pollution, constant variations in moisture and temperature and it also oxidizes. This is why most wood just doesnt hold up and the surface color slowly changes towards a silver patina over the years. But, with Forever Redwood, you dont have to worry. The silver patina is surface deep only (less than 1/64") and is not indicative of decay. Your set will last decades and is not compromised in any way by the surface color change. For example, we keep our display items as is without refinishing to show off this natural aging (we like the patina!).
Although Forever Redwood is maintenance-free, we recommended you take a few minutes as needed to clean by either hosing down and/or brushing/dusting away accumulated debris (no soap or chemicals needed). If youd like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish
The secret to outdoor longevity begins and ends with the wood. We use generous amounts of the most decay resistant wood available. We encourage our customers to compare photos of our items side by side with any competing product. Thickness counts. Furniture that is thin and light simply won't last in the year round weather.
To keep your furniture beautiful, we use only stainless steel hardware and the highest quality stains and sealants. We use only the Sikkens brand of sealants.
Our primary customer has always been the homeowner that appreciates spending a bit more for quality that will last decades.
Our products are installed with organizations that appreciate longevity like the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. military installations, State and City parks, golf clubs and hotels
We are favored by many landscape architects and contractors because they can count on exceptional quality and quick personal service to complete projects.
We build each item by hand. This insures your set is finely finished and carefully inspected. Old-fashioned hand building also allows us to adjust the size or design of any item to fit your needs.
Because we are a forestry company, we can offer 5 exceptional wood grades to choose from our carefully managed forests with warranties of up to 30 years against decay in any weather. Click for more about our 5 wood grades
Wood decay is warrantied up to 30 years depending on the wood grade. No other outdoor furniture manufacturer has warranties like this. The key is the excellent quality of our wood and the extra-thick timber designs of all our pieces.
Wood Grades and Decay Warranty:
- Douglas-fir: 10 years
- Mosaic Eco-Wood: 10 years
- Redwood: 15 years
- Mature Redwood: 20 years
- Old-Growth Redwood: 30 years
Forever Redwood stands behind its products. We are committed to quickly resolving any issues that might occur. For more information please see our Warranty page.
We offer 4 Shipping Options in the U.S.:
Priority Shipping (ships in 2 to 3 weeks)
Standard Shipping (ships in 4 to 6 weeks)
Free Shipping in the Continental U.S. (ships in 8 to 10 weeks)
Wait & Save Shipping (ships in 12 to 14 weeks) - Free Shipping plus save 10% on your order.
Yes, you can have free shipping plus save 10% off your order! We carefully hand build each Forever Redwood item. When you choose a longer shipout date, you give us more time to build. This lowers our cost and we pass the savings to you. If you choose the Wait & Save Shipping option and prefer we ship out a specific date (up to 6 months in advance), just enter the date in the Comment Box at Checkout. If no note is included, we'll ship in 3 months.
Orders ship from San Diego, CA. Add 3 to 6 business days transit time (depending on location).
We ship to any country. Canada orders ship in 6 weeks. To see Canadian shipping costs, just add item to cart.
For orders outside the U.S. or Canada, just enter your country in the shipping information section at checkout or in the shopping cart to see your freight cost. We ship outside the U.S. or Canada in 6 weeks. For all international shipments, the shipping companies handle any customs paperwork and then contact you to arrange delivery.
Assembly Service Available in California: Just add a note in the comment box at checkout that you'd like "Hand-Delivery & Assembly". We'll email a quote. Minimum $95 assembly charge.