What’s important to look for in Jack Post FC-30 Picnic Table Frame?
Heavy Duty Steel Tubing. Easy Assembly Instructions. Frame Finish Black. Frame Tubing Diameter 1
Is this what you need when you buy Jack Post FC-30 Picnic Table Frame?
FC-30 -Frame construction material tubular steel. -Finish Black. -Firepoint available No. -Distressed no.
Customer reviewsVery nice kit, easy to build
I am very happy with the product. You can build a 4, 6, or 8 foot table, with 2x4, 2x6, or 2x10 lumber. I opted for the 8 foot table made from 2x6 boards. At the Super Duper home store, the 8 foot 2x6s were about 5.95, but 92 and 5 8ths inch 2x6 wall studs were about a dollar cheaper and I wasn t worried about 3 or 4 inches. So 45 bucks for lumber, and I already had the few small pieces of 2x4 and the wood glue the kit requires. I didn t get fancy with routing the edges, just hit all the boards with a vibrating sander. I don t think anyone would have any trouble assembling this kit. The only step needing attention is making sure the holes are drilled straight as the bolts through the lumber must line up with the holes in the frame. The instructions ask you to use 8 penny nails on the 2x4 cross-members, but I used 3 inch deck screws for maximum strength. After assembly, I used red tinted Thompson s Water Seal on it and it looks great. Maybe should have painted the boards before assembly because I couldn t quite get in all the cracks, but no big deal. Took me about 3 hours to build it and about an hour to seal it so it went pretty quick. Will use a hole saw later to drill an umbrella hole. Is it as strong as a state park table No. Will it hold up to a whole family jumpin around and havin a good ol time Yes it will. Overall a great product that s easy to build and gives you a sense of accomplishment. Check it out