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      • 28 2" x 6" x 8' clear redwood boards
      • 4 2" x 4" x 8' clear redwood boards
      • 2", 2 ½", 3", 4" screws
      • 3" lag screws
      • 5" bolts (with washers)
      How to Build a Kegnic Table

      There's nothing like cold beer right from the tap. And when you build your own kegnic table, you can enjoy it without getting up. The built-in keg platform makes it not simply a picnic, but actually a "kegnic" table.


      Date: Sept 17, 2010


      Part 3: Bench Assembly

      1. Measure and cut boards for the bench assembly.

      Measure and cut four (12) 2" x 6" x 49 ½" and eight (8) 2" X 4" x 12" boards. Make 66-degree cuts at each end of the boards.

      2. Angle cut the ends of select boards.

      Cut each of the ends of the 2" x 4"s at a 66-degree angle. Make sure the angle cut is on the 2" edge not a flat cut on the 4" dimension of the board.

      3. Lay out assembly.

      Lay out three (3) 49 ½" boards, good side down, on a flat surface. Place two (2) 2" x 4"s 27 inches outside to outside across the 2" x 6" and space the 2" x 6" evenly. Screw a 1 5/8" screw into the angle cut of the 2" x 4"s to hold the outer 2" x 6" boards in place. When finished, carefully flip assembly over.

      4. Center and ensure proper spacing.

      Reposition the center board so that spacing is even between boards.

      5. Attach and secure boards.

      Secure two (2) 2 ½" screws through the 2" x 6"s into the 2" x 4". Evenly space screws over each board.

      6. Repeat steps 1-5.

      Repeat steps 1-5 to make 4 bench seats.

      7. Lay out benches.

      Place four (4) benches in a square fashion as you want them to be around the table. Lay the completed top assembly on the benches. Position each bench so the board that is closest to the round top is halfway over the first board of the bench.

      8. Gauge and mark the bench line-walks.

      Trace the radius of the top assembly onto the first board of the bench. Move the benches in and out and side to side to determine the proper cut for the line-walk from all sides. This allows you to check that the radius of the top is the same on each bench. Once satisfied with the line, trace the radius on each bench.

      9. Cut the radius of each bench.

      Cut the radius out of each bench with the jigsaw.

      10. Determine the radius line of the benches.

      Round the end of each bench by putting the 2" x 4" side up and taking the string and screw used to make the top radius. Hold the screw in one hand and the pen or pencil in the other. With the screw in the center of the center board and the string and pen out at the edge, move clockwise and counterclockwise until you find the radius you desire. The goal is to catch the edges of the end board and the center board edge with a clean radius sweep. This takes only a few short sweeps. Once you decided upon the proper radius, tighten in the screw about ¼" and draw the half circle across the three boards. Repeat this step for all the bench ends.

      11. Cut the bench radius line.

      Cut the radius line for all bench ends with the jigsaw.

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