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wooden picnic table plans - Picnic Table
Picnic Table Suite: Downloadable Woodworking Plan
Picnic Table Suite: Downloadable Woodworking Plan
Our rustic redwood table has six sides and six matching benches that tuck away underneath.
Measures approximately 63-1/8" wide and 30" tall.
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20100421 Square or "Chain of" Lake (aka: Lake Osborne)
20100421 Square or "Chain of" Lake (aka: Lake Osborne)
HISTORY OF LAKE OSBORNE 1.1PROJECT NEED OR OPPORTUNITY. Lake Osborne was part of an extensive system of natural freshwater lakes and marshes extending approximately 30 miles along the western slope of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge in Palm Beach County. Pearce (1970) described Lake Osborne in 1878 as a large freshwater lake 1? miles west of Lake Worth (Lake Worth Lagoon) surrounded by a vast swamp with unknown woods to the west. Pearce’s map comparing Lake Osborne of 1883 with 1969 shows these extensive marshes on the western side of the open water (Figure 2). Pearce also refers to the magnitude of these marshes in his description of hunting in and around Lake Osborne. The “Lake Osborne” name is used by Pearce and is also referenced in a July 14, 1894 issue of The Gazetteer. No resource has turned up the source of the name and it is assumed by the State Historian that the name came from an early settler living in the vicinity when a mapping expedition first arrived to map this part of Florida. The Atlantic Coastal Ridge is a narrow (2 to10 miles wide) limestone ridge that forms a barrier between the ocean and the Everglades basin. Cities originally developed along this high and dry ridge. Early dredging of the lakes and surrounding marshes occurred during construction of the first canal network by the Lake Worth Drainage District and the Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1900s. By draining the swamps, the canals would open Florida’s fertile farming interior to rich markets of the northeastern United States. Much of the wet prairies and marshes around Lake Osborne were lost due to this drainage in order to create farmlands. A map of Lake Osborne’s shoreline completed approximately 3 years after the Lake Worth Drainage District canals were dug shows the project area was still within the historical lake/wetland footprint (Figure __). Despite this earlier drainage, a 1937 map still shows extensive marshes around Lake Osborne and within the project location (Figure 3). This 1937 map shows the area as it was mapped when John Prince, a County Commissioner, first approached the State government for ownership of the bottomlands for a public park for Palm Beach County. The state agreed to Prince’s request provided he obtained ownership of the adjacent uplands to the west. When approached, the adjacent landowners to the west donated their lands. In 1939 the state passed an act deeding the bottomlands to Palm Beach County, thus creating the second oldest county park in the State of Florida. The parcels, including Lake Osborne, totaled 1,154 ac. and encompassed land bounded by what is now Lantana Road to the south, Lake Worth Road to the north, Congress Avenue to the west, and Lake Osborne Drive to the east. John Prince’s original plans were to dredge the lake for fill for the shores of the park and for road beds for what is now Lake Osborne Drive (along the eastern shore of Lake Osborne) and for fill to replace the old wooden Lantana Road bridge with a concrete causeway. The Lake Osborne area was further impacted in the 1940s by more drainage from additional canals that were constructed to expand the original canal network, and Lake Osborne was probably also dredged during this construction. The expanded canal system bisects the lake in several locations. It is likely that filling of the adjacent wetlands for residential construction occurred at the same time or later. The park parcel was nibbled away with the building of an auxiliary military field in 1941, which later became the present day Lantana Airport to the south. Additional acreage (114 ac.) from the northwest corner was donated to the Palm Beach Community College for a permanent location in 1956. Thus, the present-day John Prince Park, which did not receive its name until 1952 after Prince’s death, encompasses 726 acres. Dredging and filling of Lake Osborne to accommodate the initial development of the park and building of Lake Osborne Drive all occurred in the early to mid 1950s. Square Lake and its oxbow were dredged to provide additional fill for the park in the 1960s and early 1970s. As a result, the oxbow is 15 to 20 ft. deep in the center and deep holes are present in the north lobe of Lake Osborne. Square Lake was left as a shallow lake with the water averaging 5 ft. in depth. Picnic tables, hiking/walking trails, and other park amenities surround the north lobe of Lake Osborne, Square Lake and its oxbow. The area designated as Custard Apple Slough had been more or less left in its natural state. There is a walking trail through the north portion of the Slough. The majority of the Slough presently is not accessible for public use. All the park area, with the exception of Custard Apple Slough, had previously been demucked and filled. The campground was also constructed in the 1960s. The last time dredging has occurred in Lake Osborne was in the north lobe in the early 1970s for fill for construction of the nea
Brother, hikers, & Ranger Scott
Brother, hikers, & Ranger Scott
I had met Ranger Steve Scott (on the right in uniform) a few years ago when I crossed a temporary trail bridge over Stevens Creek, near Box Canyon. He is one of the most friendly and likeable National Park Rangers I have ever met. He was with two other rangers. They were taking their lunch break when we went by but the amount of work they had accomplished was impressive, since my wife and I hiked up river to this site a few weeks earlier (where we encountered the two trail black bear). According to Steve, they had the I-beams dropped in by helicopter (six sections in total to be bolted together by the rangers, to for two impressive strong trail bridge supports. Like other trail bridges they are being clad with timber slabs and covered with wooden planks and railing - - to give them that old time look but strong enough to stand up to the nasty floods that continually wash away other trail bridges. We passed the two women hikers on our way to this site (the falls of the upper Ohanapecosh River). When they caught up with us, they joined my brother and me, and two other rangers in a short lively "trail talk" visit. Steve has hiked many of the same places I have hiked in Utah so we were trading Utah Canyon trail beta as fast as we could. Knowing we were taking up the rangers' lunch break, we all left them to their work and continued our hikes. 'The women headed down canyon to the Grove of the Patriarchs (where presumably they had a second vehicle parked) and my brother and I retraced our route back upstream to our vehicles. By the way: Steve said that the helicopter work was so expensive that they plan to "winch" the two big heavy I-beam supports into place with cables and "come along winches". They already had a portion of that system in place. Amazing how much somebody, who knows what they are doing, can do with simple tools and a lot of knowledge. Monday 18th of July, 2011. A short hike in Mt. Rainier National Park, with my brother. Still too much snow up high in Mt. Rainier Park, to hike many of the trails, so I returned to the East Side Trail for some hiking and was pleased to find out that my brother, who lives in Seattle, could join me. He recently retired and we now find we can hike together when the weather is good, on short notice and on a week day. So that is what we did. My wife and I had hiked the East Side Trail from the Grove of the Patriarchs (Stevens Canyon entrance to Mt. Rainier NP) a few weeks ago (22 June 2011). We had hiked up the Ohanapecosh River to the temporary foot bridge over the brink of the high falls there. It was on our return on that hike that we first encountered an elk on the trail and later two black bear. The last time I had tried the Deer Creek to the Ohanapecosh River waterfalls footbridge hike, the Chinook Creek trail bridge was out and I had to tightrope walk across a log just down stream from the flooded out bridge. The short trail bridge over Deer Creek to the crossing of Chinook Creek was also badly damaged at this time. So on this sunny day, my brother and I hiked down the short steep trail following Deer Creek; paid a visit to the small falls on Chinook Creek; then retraced our steps for a short ways and started down the main trail (East Side Trail) following Chinook Creek. A nice new trail bridge now spans Chinook Creek and the National Park people have done a great job of fixing up the trail that was heavily flood damaged and had a lot of fallen trees across it, the last time I hiked it. We took our time and stopped by Stafford Falls on the way down canyon. It is roughly an easy three mile hike from the trailhead off highway 123 (five miles from the summit of Cayuse Pass) down to the trail bridge over the brink of the Ohanapecosh River waterfalls. We met two lady hikers on the trail, who took a photograph with my camera of the two of us.We passed them on the trail and later ran into them at the falls. When my brother and I arrived at the new trail bridge construction site at the falls, I could see by all the tools (chain saw; drills; cables; manual winches; etc. - that there must be a work crew nearby. It was lunch time so we didn't see anybody at first. We crossed the temporary trail bridge so I could get some photos looking back up canyon at the main falls. When we returned a National Park ranger, who I remembered well from another meeting on a trail, was on the trail by the bridge, as were two other rangers. The two lady hikers also arrived, so all of a sudden we were a party of seven. We had a great time having a trailside discussion, though I felt a little guilty in that I knew we were interupting the rangers' lunch break. The ranger I recognized (Ranger Steve Scott) and I got in a fast and furious animated discussion of bears, trails, hikes, bridge construction....and then when we both discovered how much canyon hiking the two of us had done in Utah...the conversation really got lively. My brother held forth with

wooden picnic table plans
wooden picnic table plans
Octagon Picnic Table Plan (Woodworking Project Paper Plan)
The self-contained table and bench design provides plenty of seating capacity in a relatively small area. The table is under 7 wide from bench to bench, with a table top that is 4-1/2 feet in diameter, to provide over 16 square feet of table top space. Additionally, the top sports an optional decorative ring around the edge, a feature not found in many picnic tables. The plan folds out to a substantial 38" x 25" blueprint, and includes a bill of materials, cutting diagrams, professional measured drawings, and detailed instructions with in process photographs. All lumber for this project was specifically chosen to be common construction grade sizes, so anyone can easily find it at a local "home" store. This feature, and the fact that you could build this table with a nothing more than a hand-held circular saw, make it an ideal project for woodworkers of any skill level. Build one for your family, or build them for friends.

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