Introduction: Wall Table (mesa De Pared)

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It happens that I'm in the garage doing some little tweak, or simply ordering my stuff, and I need a table or something to support things. I can improvise a table with the aluminum ladder, but that means moving it and putting it together, then turn back around. Because of this need, and I got free a few pieces of plywood in good condition, I decided build a wall table, foldable so it does not take place when not in use. Ideas dominant in all my projects, in order of importance, are: feasibility, safety, economy and ease.
(Suele sucederme que estoy en el garage haciendo algún pequeño arreglo, o simplemente ordenando mis cosas, y me falta una mesa o algo parecido para apoyar cosas. Puedo improvisar una mesa con la escalera de aluminio, pero eso implica desplazarla y armarla, y luego volver atrás todo. Debido a esa necesidad, y a que conseguí gratis unos trozos de aglomerado enchapado en buen estado, decidí construir una mesa de pared, abatible para que no ocupe lugar cuando no está en uso. Las ideas dominantes en todos mis proyectos, en orden de importancia, son: factibilidad, seguridad, economía y facilidad).

Step 1: Starting (Empezando)

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The first step was deciding where to place it. Then I had to search through my saved things (I do not throw anything away) some pieces of strong rope. I decided I could use this rope to replace the hinges, advantageously.

I took a piece of melamine veneered plywood, of a size suitable to my need, and I made four holes of 6mm in diameter, near each of the corners. Then cutted two short pieces of rope, about 15 cm each, and tied them tightly in the form of loop. Then I did the same with two pieces about 80 cm each. Walks holes in wood using a piece of wire. I had to enlarge each hole in an end for the knot, so that it enters a little below the surface of the plywood and not be an obstacle.

I made two 8mm holes in the wall, to accommodate two separate fischer plugs, and screw on the wall the small loops as hinges, with screw and washer. I tried to keep horizontal, for which I used a level of those cheap Chinese. I set the altitude to work standing up, at the height of my navel.

I made a notch or recess in the wood that was against the screws with washers, so that not clash with them.
Lo primero fue decidir el lugar donde ubicarla. A continuación tuve que buscar entre mis cosas guardadas (yo no tiro nada a la basura) algunos trozos de soga resistente. Decidí que podía usar esta soga en reemplazo de las bisagras, ventajosamente.

Tomé un trozo de aglomerado enchapado en melamina, de un tamaño adecuado a mi necesidad, y le hice cuatro agujeros de 6mm de diámetro, cerca de cada una de las esquinas. A continuación corté dos trozos cortos de soga, de aproximadamente 15 cm cada uno, y los anudé fuertemente en forma de lazo. A continuación hice lo mismo con dos trozos de aproximadamente 80 cm cada uno. Los pasé por los agujeros de la madera usando un pedazo de alambre. Tuve que agrandar en cada agujero la parte correspondiente al nudo, para que este entrara un poco bajo la superficie de la placa y no resulte un obstáculo.

Hice dos agujeros de 8mm en la pared, para alojar sendos tacos fischer y atornillar contra la pared los lazos pequeños, a modo de bisagra, con tornillo y arandela. Traté de mantener la horizontalidad, para lo cual usé un nivel de esos baratos chinos. La altura la fijé como para trabajar de pie, a la altura de mi ombligo.

Hice una muesca o rebaje en la parte de la madera que daba contra los tornillo con arandela, para que no choque con ellos.

Step 2: Ending (terminando)

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Finally I put on the wall the hook bracket screws, also with fischer plugs and a few inches above the table. I had to use the level again, to ensure the horizontal.
Finalmente puse en la pared los tornillos ganchos para colgar los soportes, también con tacos fischer y unos centímetros más arriba que la mesa. Tuve que usar nuevamente el nivel para asegurar la horizontalidad.


hendrosutono (author)2012-04-04

same basic idea that I used on my car table...

rimar2000 (author)hendrosutono2012-04-05

Yes, we will not get an inventor's award for a table like this...

Thanks for your comment!

hjjusa (author)2012-02-04

Rimar2000 I siguen sus instructables diligente. Estoy aprendiendo hablar español así que él es una gran ayuda más usted publica siempre los mejores instructables.

rimar2000 (author)hjjusa2012-02-05

Gracias por tus amables palabras, no creo ser tan bueno como para merecerlas. Tu español es mejor que el de muchos compatriotas míos.

Jaelle (author)2011-10-23

Está genial la mesa. Podría usarse incluso de escritorio, o para comer, si no tienes mucho espacio (mi caso). Gracias por el instructable.

rimar2000 (author)Jaelle2011-10-24

Gracias por el comentario. Ya hice otra mesa un poco más grande con el mismo sistema y el mismo excelente resultado.

Thank you for the comment. I did another table a little larger with the same system and the same excellent results.

lhess1 (author)2011-09-11

Typing this from my own mesa de pared. Easy, functional, and portable.

rimar2000 (author)lhess12011-09-12

Thanks, it is very useful. I use it almost all days.

mikee963 (author)2010-08-12

why does the tittle say "mesa de pared?" i think it should change "pared" into "pader" which means "wall"

rimar2000 (author)mikee9632010-08-12

Hello, Mike. No, wall = pared, not pader. The word "pader" does not exists in Spanish. Anyway, thanks for the observation. Automatic translators are great, but not always translate correctly.

mee-mee (author)2010-07-17

tres palabras: que genial...--------two words: terrific xD hey I love the photos you added!!! bastante ilustrado se podría decir...jejeje "Best ever" solo por ser bilinüe...

rimar2000 (author)mee-mee2010-07-17

'Chas gracias. ('nk you very much). This is a super simple project, I have some of them a little more elaborated.

Phil B (author)2010-06-11

Very nice. What holds the table against the wall when it is in its up position?

rimar2000 (author)Phil B2010-06-11

Thanks, Phil. Step 1, first photo shows a "hinge" made whit a little loop of rope. It is very effective, AND FREE! Hardware hinges cost 1.1 U$S each, I don't bought them. The only thing I had to buy because I did not find at home were the L-hooks. Total cost of the table: 0.30 U$S. It might have been better to put the hinges a little closer to the center of that edge. The tilt holders (pink rope) are well, they must be as close as possible to the extreme, because remaining place to put stuff. Anyway, the table is not designed to withstand heavy weights. I suppose the table stands easily 20 Kg (40 pounds)

NachoMahma (author)rimar20002010-06-11

. Perhaps another picture or two of the wall hinge (eg, the wall bolt with rope (no shelf) and the shelf with rope (no wall)) would help clear things up. Maybe a cutaway drawing of the hinge assembly? . Great idea and solution.

rimar2000 (author)NachoMahma2010-06-12

Please see now, I added some photos and notes.

NachoMahma (author)rimar20002010-06-12

. Mucho mejor. Gracias. (Much better. Thanks. - as translated by SpanishDict)

Phil B (author)rimar20002010-06-11

Now I see how you used a loop of rope to make a hinge. I also see that you allow the shelf to hang down. I assumed you held it up in a vertical position when not in use. I made too many assumptions.

rimar2000 (author)Phil B2010-06-11

Tomorrow I will add some aditional photos, asked by Nachomahma.

BettyHill (author)2010-06-12

Great idea! These ideas are really good: easy to make, inexpensive materials and easy to find and fast to make. ------------------------------------------------------- Gran idea! Estas son las ideas realmente buenas: facil de hacer, materiales baratos y faciles de conseguir y rapidas de hacer.

rimar2000 (author)BettyHill2010-06-12

Thanks, very much. In an hour or two I will add more detailed photos.

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