This project is used nothing but Gorilla Glue except for the table hinges and height adjuster and took about 20 hours during this past week and cost about $100.
It can hold 200 lbs and is solid as rock. Hope you enjoy!
Folks, this is my first instructable. I AM PSYCHED! I have been lurking here for about a year and a half and have read just about every 'able on the site. I love it here. A bunch of intelligent, motivated and fearless group of people make this stuff. They lay in bed, unable to sleep dreaming about how to get their project off the ground. I sift through hundreds of pages of content just to see how to soder a wire, cook a jar pie, fix a flat and even build a wind turbine. So, I felt I had waited long enough and decided to throw my name in the hat.
Moving into my 300 square foot apartment with my new fiancee was awesome till we realized we don't own much and don't particularly make enough money to improve our .... coolness. So I started thinking about crazy ideas to improve our situation. We don't own a kitchen table and eat on tiny little square tables usually knocking things over and making a mess. So as these last couple weeks went on my idea of building my own cheap table started to evolve. I wondered how I could save space but give my fiancee and I something cool. Something to feel good about ourselves. That first thought of building a table slowly mutated into my Card Bar idea. A bar, made of piles of cardboard that also functions as a table. If you are standing you might just want to sit down for this.
Here we go.
Step 1: ....With Secret Dinner Table
We only have soo much space in our apartment, so we decided to put a dinning table on the front. We used a basic but cool design and a very creative sliding mechanism to keep the pretty decorated side facing out with the table top facing the inside of the bar. Hidden but accessible.