Introduction: Couch Tray Table

Picture of Couch Tray Table

Have you ever wanted to eat comfortably from your couch or not burn your thighs from using a laptop while sitting down for a long period of time?

A simple modern self-standing tray table could be very beneficial to suit your needs. This tray table could also double as a nightstand for a dorm room or small apartment. The materials used to make this tray table can easily found at your local hardware store.


dagills22191 made it! (author)2015-10-16

I did one very similar. I used old bed frames for the angle iron legs and frame, a wooden rack from an old apple press for the top, and fancied it up by cutting up a wrought iron front door for the scroll work.

TX_Engineer (author)dagills221912015-10-16

That looks amazing, really nice touch with the wrought iron!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2015-09-18

This is super awesome! My husband and I have been trying to find one of these, but never find ones sturdy enough. Guess we'll have to use your Instructable and make them ourselves :)

I found one at Pier 1 imports. it is a tile top instead of wood.

However I wish I saw this before I bought it. At work we scrap all the parts I would need. Maybe I need a second one :) .

capernius (author)miked20012015-09-23

or a 3rd...and don't forget the kids, they should each have one as well. LOL

capernius (author)2015-09-23

This is one of those kinds of projects, that you just can not help but fall in love's well built, looks fantastic to say the least, & it is completely functional as well. What is there not to love about this table?

For those who do not have welding skills(like me), a cheaper version(cheaper cost & cheaper quality), can be made from PVC plumbing pipe(did I say it was a cheaper version?).

Absolutely awesome Sir!

YoseiI (author)2015-09-18

+1 for engineering paper!

thkshp (author)2015-09-18

This is a very striking design! I am going to attempt this. Thank you very much for sharing it.

tomatoskins (author)2015-09-18

Amazing first instructable! I love the metal and wood together!

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