Bjorkudden foldingtable

Published on July 29th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Folding table + bench

Materials: Björkudden, two foldable shelf brackets, hooks

Description: Having my girlfriend move into my apartment we had a spare Björkudden table which we temporarily stored at our balcony.

This balcony being only one meter wide wasn’t big enough to place the table as a whole.

With the desire to be able to eat and relax on the balcony I wanted to create a space saving table which I could move and remove depending on the sun and rain.

Creating the foldable table was relatively simple when I found some fold-up shelf brackets at my local DIY-store. First sawing the table in the machine direction and hanging a wooden plate frame on the hooks. Then screwing the fold-up shelf brackets onto the frame. Finally screwing the half table onto the wooden frame on the proper height.

The other half of the table was accidentally of the perfect size to use as a matching bench. All I had to do was shorten the legs, and fasten the back legs(which came actually from a different Björkudden table) with several screws, as the original mounting of the legs are used in the table.

~ E. Bernhart, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Folding table + bench

  1. walt says:

    In US Home Depot sells folding brackets, but Lowes does not.

  2. I bought the hooks at my local DIY Shop,in Holland that’s for instance Praxis. And they do come in different sizes.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous said…

    Hoe kwam u aan die beugels en zijn ze ook in verschillende maten verkrijgbaar?
    (where to find the right hooks?)

    July 29, 2012 9:30 PM

  4. Amelia says:

    I’m new to IH, and what can I say- I’m pinned on your wardrobe category! Tons of practical ideas, and still wanting more, keep it up guys!

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