Folding Table for the Wife

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Project by Rustic posted 11-03-2009 04:40 PM 1786 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the folding table that my lovely wife asked for. She picked out the wood. Oak ply 3/4 inch, and 1×3 oak for the apron. I still have a few touch ups to do (like add a handle and leg levelers). She is very pleased with it. As am I. The legs are some 1 1/2” poplar I had laying around. The table stand 2 feet high and is 2 ft wide by 3ft long. I know that the apron should have been at least a 1×4, but the wife did pick out the wood. She is going to use it as a craft table. I may make some more of these as they were not that expensive to make. I am also looking at making some card table styles as well. When I build the next one I am planning on mitering the corners.

Anyways the boss is happy and so am I.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 11-03-2009 04:45 PM

I need to make something very similar. Where did you get the hinges?


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#2 posted 11-03-2009 04:52 PM

Rockler sells them

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 10:04 PM

Are they locking hinges?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 10:41 PM

You’ve got to keep the boss happy nice work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 10:50 PM

yes they lock both in up position and when extended

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 11:50 PM

Good job…..both with the table and keeping the boss happy. That’s a win-win for you!

-- John @

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#7 posted 11-04-2009 03:24 AM

you said it huff. Now I can do somethings I want and need in the shop

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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