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Forum topic by MOJOE posted 10-06-2013 09:33 PM 701 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MOJOE

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10-06-2013 09:33 PM

OK…...I’m building 2 end tables for my girlfriend. She’s leaving the design up to me, and her only request is that a “shelf” can extend over the edge of the bed so she can sit and watch TV on Sunday mornings and her coffee can rest on the shelf and it can be within close reach…......ideas on how to create this “shelf” are requested. I’ve thought about allowing the top to rotate over, thought about a small slide out shelf under the top, and thought about a frame/panel top in which a portion of the rails/styles and top slide over on dovetails….....just wondering what you folks can think of to help my creative juices get flowing.

Thanks
joe

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rrww

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#1 posted 10-06-2013 10:14 PM

Pull out shelf is the way to go. If the whole top swiveled or slid there is a possibility anything on top could be knocked over if your not careful. Or imagine tryin’ to hit the snooze button and the whole top kept moving around….

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#2 posted 10-06-2013 11:25 PM

A pullout shelf like a cutting board would work great. I have just that on my night stands right now, it works quite well.

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