Folding Table with a Drawer

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Project by artsyfartsy posted 12-17-2015 06:58 PM 1069 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a folding TV/Camping table that can be folded up for storage. I have made them before and they are simple to make. However, my son wanted one with a drawer so he can store his drawing things with the table. That request was hard to engineer because by making a drawer and affixing to the table, it makes the table a non-collapsible table. But, I came up with a way to be able to pull the drawer and assembly out so everything can still become portable. You can see how I accomplished this by the drawer assembly removable by simply unscrewing the wing nuts under the table and sliding the assembly out of the cross bar. Clear as mud, I’m sure. But, it’s exactly what he wanted.

The actual table took approximately 3 days to make from planning the boards to finish assembly. The drawer assembly took about 4 days just trying to come up with a method that would work to finish assembly.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#1 posted 12-17-2015 11:21 PM

Very interesting and well engineered addition to the tables. If a person puts his mind to something it is amazing the problems that can be solved. Way to go, first class solution.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 12-18-2015 12:36 AM


Really a slick idea for the drawer incorprarted into the table….You done good, my friend..I’m sure your son will get a lot of use from your design…..Now he can eat and draw at the same time….Thanks for posting…..

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#3 posted 12-18-2015 04:07 AM

Nice job and a great solution.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 12-18-2015 03:46 PM

Thanks guys, it was a pain in the butt to engineer. I’m sure it will work for his purpose.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#5 posted 12-19-2015 03:32 PM

Don, you sure did yourself proud with this. Very well done.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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