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#1 posted 05-09-2018 07:34 PM

I’m trying to build a murphy style dining room table. I recently built a wall-mounted folding table (see pictures) but I’m concerned about the safety of putting the table up and down. I’m also concerned about the latch failing and the table opening up unexpectedly. To resolve the safety issue, I’m thinking a murphy style system might work… box (frame) out the table and the bench seats and use gas struts to ensure the table opened slowly.

I’ve included a photo of how I’d like this to work…minus the bed frame. Substitute the bed frame for a (nominal) 1” board. I want the struts to stay behind the pivot hinge in the frame.

Three questions.

1. Does anyone know where I can find individual components, i.e. gas struts and a variety of pivot hinges? (I’ve seen the hardware kits for murphy beds but I don’t need the “legs” in the hardware kit.)

2. How would I determine the tpye/size of gas strut needed?

3. What are some of the challenges I’ll face when constructing the table as described? I’m a novice and I’ve had someone ask me to build one of these tables for their family…thus the post. Safety is my biggest concern but I want the table to be functional (work properly) too.

In advance, thanks for any and all constructive comments.

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