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Project by Matt1475 posted 01-16-2017 10:13 PM 2503 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a bedside table and I like trying these abstract ideas. Making this with interior hinges and having it fold out to exactly level to the ground was tricky. If anybody has worked with this type of bracket, you know its not as easy to position as you would think. It also has a light for when you need to find something/get a drink when you wake up parched in the middle of the night. It stays closed with one of those magnet clicker things from an old entertainment center. Folding the table up is a nice, quick way to tidy up the room.





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#1 posted 01-16-2017 10:58 PM

GENIUS! I was thinking about designing a murphy bed for our workout room (which is also our guest bedroom)—and was thinking about addingin some side-tables—but this might be the perfect-er solution! Hidden when not in use, but readily available when needed.

Thanks!

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#2 posted 01-16-2017 10:59 PM

GENIUS! I was thinking about designing a murphy bed for our workout room (which is also our guest bedroom)—and was thinking about addingin some side-tables—but this might be the perfect-er solution! Hidden when not in use, but readily available when needed.

Thanks!

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#3 posted 01-17-2017 02:40 AM

Neat, project. very particle, a good build congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 01-17-2017 03:40 AM

I like it as well. Great build

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 01-17-2017 11:55 AM

Nice idea.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#6 posted 01-17-2017 01:46 PM

This is nice work and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 01-17-2017 03:13 PM

great idea and it looks great

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#8 posted 01-17-2017 04:20 PM

Ooooh! And you even a jar of peanuts stored away. Great project.

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#9 posted 01-17-2017 04:53 PM

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#10 posted 01-17-2017 05:36 PM

I think this qualifies for thinking outside the box! Very well thought out! Looks great!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 01-17-2017 06:52 PM

That’s pretty cool. Mmmmm, Gatorade and peanuts!!

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#12 posted 01-17-2017 07:25 PM

The thing you guys cant see is the peanuts is mixed with candy corn. Homemade paydays! Or candy crack

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#13 posted 01-17-2017 07:29 PM



The thing you guys cant see is the peanuts is mixed with candy corn. Homemade paydays! Or candy crack

- Matt1475

I did notice a bit of color in the jar but didn’t zoom in…... Even bigger mmmmmm…..

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#14 posted 01-17-2017 10:06 PM

Brilliant space saving idea! Love it.

-- trn2wud

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#15 posted 01-24-2017 08:11 PM

That is very neat! I did this to my bathroom at the last house! I kept the reading material in it also. Did not think about making an end table in the bedroom! That’s clever!~Suzanne

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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