Collapsable Table (Treehouse/Shop)

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Introduction: Collapsable Table (Treehouse/Shop)

I wanted to build a table for my brother's treehouse that could collapse and not take up space when he wasn't using it. This is what I ended up with.

Step 1: Materials

Some 2x4s and plywood.
Also, if you don't already have them, some hinges and metal latches.

Step 2: Design

Obviously, the design is circumstantial based on your parameters, and I changed a few things along the way to make it work, but this is the basic idea. (Blame Paint).

Step 3: Build

So basically, it's a 2x4 frame covered in plywood. The legs are just 2x4s that hinge at the bottom front so they fold underneath, and the top of the table hinges to a small part (also 2x4 covered with plywood) which is the part that you attach to the wall.

Step 4: Install

Put it wherever you want. Use a bolt, or screws to attach the top part to the wall. As I mentioned, I put it in my brothers treehouse, but a different size would work for a workshop or whatever else. Also, I added a latch so it wouldn't fall open on it's own.

I hope this inspires someone to try something similar. Thanks for reading.

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    wow i mite do this to my tree house that i have to rebuild because of a storm

    I made a 4' x 3' version of this for my basement. Thanks for the great idea. My wife likes it so much that she wants one for her craft room.

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     Awesome! Glad I could help.

    Neat! I have seen another design of a folding table where instead of folding the table 'down', like you have, this one folds 'up'. The legs are hinged so that they fold up under the bottom of the table when it is up against the wall. I really like your design though, because you can make the entire table flush inside of the wall! How do you keep the table legs tucked under the top of the table? Magnets on the legs might be a good addition. :)

    Magnets is a wonderful idea. I have  a latch on the bottom and floor for when it's folded up to keep it in place.

    Ahh!  I see the little hooks on the side of the table and the legs now! :)

    I really like this idea and I think I will be building something very similar for our school as impromptu project/art stations. Thanks for sharing.

    when i was little my grandpa built a table that folded down for my HO model train. i would watch my train drive in a 4' circle ...to spice things up i would lay my sisters polly pockets on the tracks. sometimes hotwheels ...or my tongue.

    Nice, I was thinking of a design along these lines, just as some others have mentioned, a single leg hinging out from the wall. Great 'ible though! Keep it up, Geekazoid