This project was made by me and my colleague, Nitzan, for Ella Mor, as part of our industrial design studies at "HIT- Holon Institute of Technology".
Ella is also studying industrial design and needed a table to work and sketch on.
We made a folding table\tray for her wheelchair that she can use in school, and remove if she wants.
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Step 1: List of Required Materials
100/65cm Sheet of 6mm birch plywood
2X 4/10cm 3mm Acrylic sheets
1m 19mm Ø Steel pipe
2X 20CM 22mm Ø Steel pipes
2X 10CM Flat corner brace plate connectors
2X 5CM Flat corner brace plate connectors
4X Butt hinges
12X 15mm Rivets
8X M4 Screws + Bolts
2X 19mm caps
2 Neodymium Magnets
1 Hair band
Step 2: Cutting the Base Plate ,top Plate and Acrylic Handles
Use the attached files to cut the top plate, base plate and the acrylic handles via laser cutting or CNC Milling.
Step 3: Assembling
After cutting the parts, use wood glue to connect the anti-slip rims to the the top and bottom plates.
Step 4: Bending the Acrylic Handles
Heat and bend the acrylic handles as shown.
Step 5: Bending the Steel Pipe
Bend the 19mm Ø pipe using a pipe bending machine as shown
Step 6: Welding
Weld both of the 22mm pipes to the flat corner brace plate connectors as shown to make a hinge using the bent pipe.
Step 7: Assembling the Table
Use the rivets and screws to attach both of the plates to the height adjustment support piece, so it can be detached if needed.
Step 8: Magnets
The magnets are used to keep the table from falling aside when it is folded and not in use, they should be aligned with the steel pipe when in folded state.
Drill half way through the bottom plate according to your magnets' diameter . Apply glue and press the magnets in the holes.
Step 9: Hair Band
The hair bend is used to keep the table from opening when not in use.
Cut a thin hair band, insert through the hole as shown and tie beneath both of the holes.
Step 10: Finishing
We used a faux leather sheet to laminate the bottom plate and spray painted the top plate, and metal parts.