Introduction: How To.. Make a Magic Ping Pong Table

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This is how we made our first magic ping pong table! It's a boardroom table that can easily be turned into a ping pong table! We hope you enjoy!

Step 1: ​First You Need Your Legs and Base! We Have Used Pine for Ours But Its Really a Matter of Personal Taste

Picture of ​First You Need Your Legs and Base! We Have Used Pine for Ours But Its Really a Matter of Personal Taste

Step 2: Then, Your Table Top! We Have Used Redwood Ply

Picture of Then, Your Table Top! We Have Used Redwood Ply

Step 3: Collect Your Tools and Materials..And We Can Begin!

Picture of Collect Your Tools and Materials..And We Can Begin!

Step 4: First, We Made the Base..Using a Saw and Chisel, We Created a Tenon and Mortise Joint to Connect the Legs to the Base of the Table..

Picture of First, We Made the Base..Using a Saw and Chisel, We Created a Tenon and Mortise Joint to Connect the Legs to the Base of the Table..

Step 5: To Ensure the Fit, We Did a Dry Run

Picture of To Ensure the Fit, We Did a Dry Run

Step 6: Once We Were Happy With It, We Glued It in Place and Clamped It Together

Picture of Once We Were Happy With It, We Glued It in Place and Clamped It Together

Step 7: We Wanted Our Table to Be Moved Easily, But to Also Be Secure When in Place.. So We Added Castors

Picture of We Wanted Our Table to Be Moved Easily, But to Also Be Secure When in Place.. So We Added Castors

Step 8: As the Table Top Needs to Rotate, We Added a Support Beam in One Corner, Where There Would Be a Lot of Pressure on the Base..

Picture of As the Table Top Needs to Rotate, We Added a Support Beam in One Corner, Where There Would Be a Lot of Pressure on the Base..

Step 9: We Also Added 2 Beams of Pine to Support the Table Top. This Is Also Where We Will Later Place the Spinning Mechanism..

Picture of We Also Added 2 Beams of Pine to Support the Table Top. This Is Also Where We Will Later Place the Spinning Mechanism..

Step 10: We Used a 'Lazy Susan' to Make Our Top Spin.. This Meant, a Lot of Measuring to Ensure a Precise Fit!

Picture of We Used a 'Lazy Susan' to Make Our Top Spin.. This Meant, a Lot of Measuring to Ensure a Precise Fit!

Step 11: We Used a Spare Piece of Ply to Test Out Our Placement..Tested, and Made a Few Adjustments..

Picture of We Used a Spare Piece of Ply to Test Out Our Placement..Tested, and Made a Few Adjustments..

Step 12: Then, When We Were Sure It Was Right, We Tested It Out!

Picture of Then, When We Were Sure It Was Right, We Tested It Out!

Step 13: Now for the Real Thing! We Cut Two Pieces of Our Lovely Ply..

Picture of Now for the Real Thing! We Cut Two Pieces of Our Lovely Ply..

Step 14: We Added Self Supporting Table Hinges, to Keep Them Together and Create Our Double Sides

Picture of We Added Self Supporting Table Hinges, to Keep Them Together and Create Our Double Sides

Step 15: We Stained the Legs..

Picture of We Stained the Legs..

Step 16: And on the Top, a Ping Pong Stripe!

Picture of And on the Top, a Ping Pong Stripe!

Step 17: We Added a White Wash.. and We Are Almost Done!

Picture of We Added a White Wash.. and We Are Almost Done!

Step 18: This Is Our Finished Product in Action!

Picture of This Is Our Finished Product in Action!

Step 19: And There You Have It! a Board Room Table That Turns Into a Ping Pong Table!

Picture of And There You Have It! a Board Room Table That Turns Into a Ping Pong Table!

Comments

WestleyTwain (author)2016-04-14

Could you please explain how to buy/install the hinges as well as where to put the pivot point? I'm having problems planning my build.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2016-01-21

Wonderful clean construction :)

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