Little folding dining table

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Project by emart posted 01-05-2015 06:06 AM 742 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another piece for my sister’s tiny house. The table is designed to fold away when not in use and has solid brass hardware including the locking pins I forged at a friend’s shop.

When we were looking at salvaged planks at the architectural salvage yard my sister found this small, unidentifiable, and very broken paneled piece and asked me to make it into a table. The entire thing was manure brown and had fallen apart. It was not symmetrical in any way so I knocked it apart and cut down the frame so everything matched. Then I cut a tongue into the panel and added an outer frame to hold everything together. After that I spent a very long time figuring out a good way to make this into a wall mounted folding table (I ran out of expletives by the time I finished). The table is solid oak with some scraps of purple heart in the corners for decoration.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 01:05 PM

Great job and a real tiny house. Now I now what I watch on TV is real :)

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#2 posted 01-07-2015 12:48 AM

Tiny houses are more common out here because even the most ratty houses cost a mint. They aren’t exactly an every day occurrence but you do run into them from time to time.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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