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Old 04-14-2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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I currently purchased a new house and it is very small. I'm planning on doing a lot of work myself to make the most out of what I have and had a quick question. I can see this easily in my head, but when I put my pencil to the paper, the process behind it is hazy.

What I want to do is create a hideaway table mounted to the wall. I was wondering if any body had some insight or knowledge to share on the subject. The height of my room is about 8 feet and I would like the table to be about 3 feet from the floor and 7 ft long. ( I already have a 7'X3' square tabletop) I'm mainly just looking for a mounting/hideaway procedure.

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Old 04-16-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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The easiest way is to mount a set of folding table legs to your top and hinge the whole setup to the wall so that the legs are hidden until the the top is pulled up and away from the wall so that the legs can be folded down.



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Well your walls are most likely 2x4 which will give you 4" of depth to work with (2x4 plus 1/2" wallboard). The legs that Bob posted take up abou 1-3/8"'s of depth, then you have your table which I assume will be made out of 3/4" Baltic plywood. This adds up to 2-1/8" which leaves you with 1-7/8" (enough for the thickness of a 2x4). Mount your 2x4 in your opening (should be placed against whatever you have for wallboard on the other side of the wall) at the level you want it from the floor. You'll have to "Toe Screw" it at the top and bottom edges of the 2x4 into the wall framing. Mount your hinges to the edge of the 2x4 (spaced accordingly) then with the legs already mounted to your table, open the legs to your table and slide towards the hinges (top of table should line up with top of 2x4 edge) and complete mounting the hinge to table top. Now you can tip it up into the wall.

Now to finish it: Assuming you trimmed your rough opening on the inside and used 3/4" flat stock for (picture frame "all 4 corners are mitered like step 7") face trim, you can now cut a piece of 3/4" Baltic plywood to fit on the inside of your face trim and surface that sheet to the face trim with 3 hinges of your choice (I'd use 2-1/2" x 1" brass plated)

That should do it! Material estimate: about $50per 5x5 sheet of plywood

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