|Project by Greg Wurst||posted 07-31-2009 04:50 AM||5162 views||21 times favorited||12 comments|
Continuing in my quest to steal everyone’s projects, here is my latest theft:
Rather than using steel pipes for legs I split a 2’x’4 into 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” square blanks. After chamfering the edges I hammered 1/4” threaded inserts into the bottom and attached adjustable plastic feet. I also just used strap hinges for the wings and legs. While I wouldn’t jump up-and-down on the wings they are still plenty strong. To secure the legs when folded I added rare earth magnets and a strike plate to each leg. Just offset the legs so they will fold next to each other and you’re set. I built the entire thing with pocket screws. If you plan on having the shelves the same height on both sides make sure you offset the pocket screw holes. I’ll probably put some type of protective finish on the top and edge banding as well. I also attached a utility handle for easy movement.
If you’re interested, you can get my Sketchup drawings, cutting diagram, and material list here:
The leg length will vary slightly depending on the size of the wheels you choose to use. Just make them long enough to allow for foot adjustment. If you have any questions let me know.
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