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Space Saving End Table


Junenward
Junenward
Junenward
Junenward

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.

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  • Great idea!!
    By Mattman, on January 23, 2014

  • Thanks. Has worked out well.
    By Junenward, on January 23, 2014

  • That is awesome!! I hope you win!
    By KStewart, on June 9, 2014

  • Are there plans for your projects? I would love to build this!!!
    By jknowles29, on January 2, 2015

  • Have you any plans drafted for this project? It is a great build and I would like to make something similar...
    By neurowolf, on January 3, 2015

  • Do you have the instructions for these? I could use use a couple.
    By shohl, on January 4, 2015

  • Would love the plans for this!!
    By Viking60, on January 18, 2015

  • Cool. Trying this for sure.
    By tad54, on January 30, 2015

  • 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.
    By Junenward, on February 11, 2015

  • What a great idea!
    By pambennett, on March 8, 2015

  • This is stupid! i have been looking for the plans for this table for a week. please tell me how to find them.
    By mscrouthers, on November 23, 2015

  • are there any schematics
    By loridon3, on May 25, 2016

  • Photo's are nice, but where are the plans and other information on building this table?
    By lacyp, on June 17, 2016

  • This is a really cool table. We have been looking for a diy like this.
    By rkbraz, on August 13, 2016

  • Is there plans for this project somewhere that I'm missing?
    By mspidle, on August 15, 2016

  • Where can I find the instructions to built something like this?
    By Pattip, on September 24, 2016

  • Are there plans for this great table
    By Andy349, on November 21, 2016

  • Very nice end table I would love to have the plans if you ever feel up to put them out there thank you
    By user_new_373841, on December 11, 2016

  • Very nice end table I would love to have the plans if you ever feel up to put them out there thank you
    By user_new_373841, on December 11, 2016

  • where can i get plans for this space saving table?
    By sheryl.s, on December 26, 2016

  • At $25 for a single page of plans, this idea could yield Junenward about $500.00 for the first edition. Put me in the line of customers!
    By Joedominguez1, on December 26, 2016

  • Awesome idea, great design
    By O'Sherry, on January 18, 2018

  • Very nice table...
    By guyhamelin, on October 27, 2018

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Space Saving End Table

by Junenward
Jan 11, 2014

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.