My wife wanted a picnic table. A very simple, rather large, sturdy, well-built long lasting picnic table made entirely out of wood that could be painted every year. Yeah, she kind of was THAT specific. 🙂
After searching for free plans online, here is what I produced for about $80 worth of parts:
8 feet long, made entirely out of 2-by lumber with good carriage bolts and deck screws and covered with about 3 coats of outdoor paint. It’s sturdy!