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Space Saving End Table

We had limited space for a full end table at the end of our sofa due to a doorway. I created a drop leaf table that can be flipped up for drinks or plates as needed and flipped down when not in use. It only has two legs but is fastened to the bottom of the sofa using screw inserts and two machine bolts.

Worked great for our family at Christmas this year.

Comments (10)


Mattman
Mattman

Great idea!!


Junenward
Junenward

Thanks. Has worked out well.


KStewart
KStewart

That is awesome!! I hope you win!


jknowles29
jknowles29

Are there plans for your projects? I would love to build this!!!


neurowolf
neurowolf

Have you any plans drafted for this project? It is a great build and I would like to make something similar...


shohl
shohl

Do you have the instructions for these? I could use use a couple.


Viking60
Viking60

Would love the plans for this!!


tad54
tad54

Cool. Trying this for sure.


Junenward
Junenward

I'm sorry but I didn't generate any plans other than my own hand-drawn sketches and measurements for my sofa. I guess I could make some up but don't know how I'd post them for user access. The hardest part were the slats. They would normally be a mortise and tenon but I don't have a mortising tool so I simply slotted the upper and lower rails with a 1/4" slot and then made tenons on the ends of the vertical slats. I then cut 1/4" x 1/4" by whatever length of oak and then cut small sections off to space the slats evenly and then glued in the 1/4" x 1/4" sections between the slats and used a detailed sander to make them essentially invisible. I also determined the width between the legs so that the arms that extended under the sofa would hit a solid wood member and I then anchored the table to the sofa to these solid wood members. The supports for the table when it folds down fit cozily into a recessed area under the table. I used an aluminum tube in the supports that I fit into the support and then used a dowel in the tube that the arms swing on.


pambennett@live.com
pambennett@live.com

What a great idea!


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