Interesting Folding Table

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Project by simarilan posted 10-22-2012 04:44 PM 5176 views 27 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a folding table for a local Arts and Crafts benefit, and after seeing the (very lame) selection at the only Super Store in town, I decided to make one.
Looked online and could not find any plans that fit what I was looking for.
Spent some time in the shop and came up with this.
It’s a really simple design and seems to work well for its intended purpose.
I’m sure someone has come up with design before, but I did not see anything similar on the web.
Set up it is 48” long, 30” wide, and 32” high.
Folded it is about 7” wide.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 05:01 PM

Nice job – I always like to see handcrafted vs. megalomart furniture.

(That style is called a gate leg table, by the way).

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 05:06 PM

Really cool. Great for craft shows.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-22-2012 06:04 PM

Good job ,a great space saving table. I noticed Woodcraft as similar plan for sale for anyone that’s interested.


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#4 posted 10-22-2012 06:50 PM

Thanks for the input – googled gate leg table and there it was. Also went to the woodcraft link – seems they have been around for a while. I also like the handcrafted stuff vs mass produced. Thanks again.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#5 posted 10-22-2012 07:11 PM

Great design – simple yet efficient! I would assume that it is lightweight?

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#6 posted 10-22-2012 08:32 PM

That’s the power of having both the talent and the skill. When you don’t like what you see, you always have the option to make a better one for yourself. Simplicity has always been attached to elegance. Something that your furniture has. Impeccable!

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#7 posted 10-22-2012 08:57 PM

Great job! I’d love to need a table like that. It’s just that cool and makes perfect sense.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#8 posted 10-22-2012 09:41 PM

I like it! Way to think outside the box :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 10-23-2012 12:57 AM

Sweet table and an ingenious design!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 10-23-2012 02:38 AM

Looks great. Looks like a great use for craft fairs. Curious also as to how heavy it is.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 10-23-2012 04:45 PM

Nice simple lines. Irrespective of designer…LOL! Visually pleasing and functional! Like it! Also like your photographs as presentation is very important!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 10-23-2012 05:34 PM

Well done looks great!!!1

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 10-23-2012 06:17 PM

Thanks again for all the comments.
The table is made from cedar and weighs just under 25 pounds.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#14 posted 10-23-2012 06:49 PM

Looks functional. Great for BBQ’s too.

-- Nathan Corson

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