how to build a coffee table with folding legs

How to Build a Coffee Table with Folding Legs

Adding a coffee table is a great way to spruce up your living room. A coffee table with folding legs adds flexibility and mobility to the piece, making it even more attractive. Here is how to build a coffee table with folding legs:

Step 1: Gather Supplies

To build a coffee table with folding legs, you will need the following materials and tools:

  • 1 sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • Four hinges
  • Ruler/ Measuring tape
  • Circular Saw
  • Drill/Driver
  • Sandpaper

Step 2: Cut the Plywood to Size

Measure and mark the plywood according to the desired size of your coffee table. Make sure the top and bottom pieces measure the same. Cut the plywood with a circular saw.

Step 3: Sand the Pieces

Using a piece of sandpaper, sand all sides of the plywood pieces until smooth.

Step 4: Attach Hinges

Position the two pieces of plywood so they are facing each other. Place the hinges on the plywood, making sure the folding mechanism is pointing outward and not in between the two pieces. Secure the hinges in place with a drill/driver.

Step 5: Fold the Table and Secure

Fold the coffee table so it is lying flat on the floor. To make sure the legs stay in place when folded, attach two hinges at the top of the leg and two hinges at the bottom. This will add stability and longevity to your folding coffee table.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Folding Coffee Table!

Your folding coffee table is now ready to use. Enjoy its portability, flexibility, and style. It is sure to become a conversation piece in your home.

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