Coffee table to dining table

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Project by mahdee posted 10-19-2015 05:46 PM 2075 views 7 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Thanks to CFrye (Candy) who provided me with a picture that helped me make this dual purpose shaker style coffee/dinning table.
You can see how it works in this video.
Instructions on how it was made here.
Thanks for looking.


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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 10-19-2015 05:55 PM

Convertible…. nice!, I like it! Very clever!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 10-19-2015 06:00 PM

Thanks woodshaver. Appreciate the feedback.


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#3 posted 10-19-2015 11:46 PM

Very cool ! Is that yours in the video?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 10-19-2015 11:53 PM

Very ingenious! I’ve never seen a table like this—and it looks great both ways!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 10-20-2015 12:04 AM

I agree that is one slick way to build a table. So question, does it get more use as a coffee table or dining table?
A great idea.

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#6 posted 10-20-2015 12:13 AM

Very nice, I really like the design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 10-20-2015 02:53 AM

gfadvm, Thanks. Yes, that is my beautiful youngest daughter. She is here visiting her old man till tomorrow before going back to TX.

Mean_Dean, Thank you.

BurlyBob, Thanks. I built this upon someone’s request. They have limited room in their house and had shaker furniture.
Thanks Monte, appreciate the feedback.


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Rick M.

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#8 posted 10-20-2015 03:46 AM

You pulled it off, win! Seriously, nice work Jinx.


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#9 posted 10-20-2015 04:54 AM

A Jekyll and Hyde table!
Nice job mrjinxs.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 10-20-2015 10:33 AM

Thank you Rick. I made one mistake which was easy to correct.
oldnovice, Thanks.


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Kaleb the Swede

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#11 posted 10-20-2015 11:13 AM

Love it Mahdee. It would be perfect to sell to many of the small apartments that people need the space in. Great thinking and design. Excellent work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#12 posted 10-20-2015 11:24 AM

That’s pretty cool.

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#13 posted 10-20-2015 11:56 AM

Thank you Kaleb. There might be a demand for something like this in big cities. I know a lot of people like to have a wall folding kitchen table as well. Hope all is well with you and yours.
adrianpglover, Thanks.


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#14 posted 10-20-2015 11:57 AM

Wow! That turned out beautifully, mrjinx! Glad I could help with a picture. You did a great job on the design and engineering! What type of hinges did you use? Congratulations on the Daily Top 3! Your daughter is beautiful, as if you didn’t know.
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 10-20-2015 12:18 PM

CFrye, thanks a bunch for the picture; without it, I would be still looking. The hinges are 1/4” thick bolts with locking nuts and washers. I used a forstner bit and drilled a hole slightly larger than the bolt head on a square piece of wood. Then, drilled a 1/4” hole right through the wood for the bolt to go through and filled the hole where the bolt head sat with epoxy and placed a thin “lid” on top to hide the bolt head. This kid like the other two is beautiful inside and out.
Thanks again.


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