How do I build or purchase a dining room fold-down table?


I have no kitchen or dinigroom and very limited space for company, if you have any and I mean any genius ideas out there your’l never know how greatful I am for any help I can get concearning my fillets! God bless all you talented and wonderful people, the world is indeed a better place to be in with people of your great talentsThankyou all in advance for all of your great ideas and I wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and an even more beautiful wish for a New Year Filled with Happiness, GOOD HEALTH, and PROSPERITY For each and everyone of you out there!Gid Bless each and Everyone if YouLaurie Lee C.

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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Dec 22, 2018

    Hi Laurie. First off thank you so much for your beautiful wishes and I too hope you have a wonderful, love filled and happy festive season  I'm hoping this video will help you create that table and save some space too.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Dec 22, 2018

    Try googling IKEA, or Wayfair, even Walmart, for foldaway dining sets. Or wall mount fold out tables. Here’s a couple more ideas. The first one you could roll around and even use just half for a desk or cutting prep area, and it hides away chairs. You could also paint parts or all of it. The second maybe you could repurpose aside dresser into this cool piece of furniture.

  • Betty Albright-Bistrow Betty Albright-Bistrow on Dec 22, 2018

    Hi Laurie! Not having the room or space is very difficult, so in that case you do have to think of multiple uses that your furniture can do. I would check Wayfair, Amazon on-line and see what they have for you. There are many different ideas out there. I am listing some as well.

  • Lori Lori on Dec 22, 2018

    Do you have room for a large picture on the wall? My idea is to have a drop down square table top what when folded up looks like a large piece of artwork. Just needs hinges at the bottom of the 'picture' and a hook at the top to hold it closed when not in use. And you might want to add more hinges to the artwork's 'frame's top so it folds down to double as legs to hold the end of the table up that's not attached to the wall. The artwork picture itself would be on the tabletop underside when being used as a table. Does this make sense to you? I don't have a way to post a drawing of what I have in mind here.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 22, 2018

    You can purchase the fold down legs at hour local hardware store. You will need a set of two. Take a sheet of 1/2 to 3/4 inch plywood, good one side, , the thicker the better for strength and no warping and cut it to size. Round off the corners if you want and then put on two or three coats of varnish or varathane, sanding in between coats to give you a nice smooth finish. Attach the table top to the legs frame with screws, This will fold out of the way when not in use and could be stored along a wall or behind something else to save room. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a safe and happy New Year.

  • Ginny Ginny on Dec 25, 2018
    • There are lots of folding tables on sale at: WalMart, Amazon, Wayfair and other distributors of this type that can seat up to 8 people. I purchased two 40 yrs. ago and they have been used for dining, yard sales, loaned to friends, crab feasts, and any occasion where people eat or food needs to be displayed.
    • Reasonable prices are available - you just have to search. Folding chairs can run as little as $10 ea. and will last you have lifetime if stored properly and kept clean. Look at Next Door _____ (name of your neighborhood) and see if there is something you might use.
    • Put out an "I need" on Neighborhood and you might get lucky. Call companies that sell commercial folding chairs and ask if they have any "used but not abuse" that they can sell you reasonably. I got some years ago at $2.00 each. They needed painting, and my then husband obliged.
    • Try Estate Sales, Yard Sales and auctions.