Picnic tables come in all sorts of sizes. The traditional A-frame design with attached benches is usually made to seat either four or six people, while smaller-scale tables are produced for children. Octagonal and round tables are designed to seat up to eight adults.
Standard-size A-frames use five to seven lengths of timber for the table top and two to three lengths for the seats. A standard table top height is about 30 inches while the height of the seat top should be about 16-18 inches.
Children's picnic tables are made to a smaller scale than regular A-frame tables. They usually feature four lengths of timber for the table top and two lengths for the seats. Typical dimensions for a child's picnic table are 33 inches long by 38 inches wide and 22 inches high.
A newer design is the octagonal or round table with attached seating for up to eight. Table tops usually feature 10-12 lengths of timber or other building material while the benches commonly have three lengths. Typical dimensions for a circular table seating eight are 82 inches by 82 inches The seats are 30 inches high while the table is 44 inches high.
From New Zealand and now freelancing in London, Alice Hudson began her writing career in 2004, specializing in health and fitness, lifestyle and personal finance. Her work has appear in the "Hawke's Bay Today" daily newspaper and "The Herald on Sunday." Hudson attained a Bachelor of Arts and diploma in journalism from the University of Canterbury.