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Offline WoodsWoman

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A coool picnic table
« on: February 20, 2012, 12:03:23 AM »
I know this isnt exactly 'bushcraft'..but..   

I found this idea and thought of gatherings, cookouts, home tables, and even on those smaller 'next to the firepit' tables.

http://pinterest.com/pin/228417012320185832/

I probably wont have THIS kind of bottle in it..but ketchup, mustard, mayo, sodas, cool salads ect. would be plopped into it.     

For cookout buffet styel this would be just awsome. :)

I wonder if this idea would work if one could cut a hole in those white foldable six foot tables too?   If it was removable somehow then going to campgrounds is a possibility too..

Whaddya think?

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Re: A coool picnic table
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 05:58:49 AM »
That table would be nice to have around the house, cool design.
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Re: A coool picnic table
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 09:34:46 AM »
Thats really cool!
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Re: A coool picnic table
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 10:17:19 AM »
 I like that WW, gives me an idea too ;D

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Re: A coool picnic table
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 06:24:30 PM »
Looks like a quick cut and add a 4-6" PVC gutter with endcaps and you'd be in business.  Would be nice to keep the condiments cold for sure!  Not even sure you'd HAVE to cut the table out, but it would keep the table drier from the condensation seeping....

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Re: A coool picnic table
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 06:28:15 PM »
Heck even just bolting a shelf on the end of the table to support a small ice chest would work. But the center of the table has a certain novelty appeal to it.

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Re: A coool picnic table
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 06:48:46 PM »
Hubby said that too..   " Just cut a 2x4 with that radius for it to sit on and not tip over"    That would make it mobile then too.   Middle for center ice for drinks, foods.   Backside if your running a buffet.   And transferable to meetings. 

I know I love the idea..  I'm goin to make one for sure. 

I wonder...     If you have a metal gutter...can one put hot coals in it for a kabob party? Everyone sitting there cooking their own thing?   Dont some of those gutters have grate like tops on them to keep the leaves out?    Or expanded steel cut to fit..   

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Re: A coool picnic table
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 09:14:12 PM »
You want to be careful not to use anything galvanized over a fire. the heat will make it release toxic fumes.

I wonder how a wooden flower box would work as an ice chest?

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Re: A coool picnic table
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012, 10:11:27 PM »
Its a good thing I think outloud in here...  :)      I didnt think of the galvanized problem.   

I dont know why a wooden one wouldnt work..  sealed with Thompsons water seal maybe?

I just had a craving for a jello salad....mmmmmm



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