No more flyaway table runners!
I bought this ÄPPLARÖ table so that all family could sit together on the deck. The table seats 10.
ÄPPLARÖ drop leaf outdoor table | IKEA.com
- The fabric blew off the table.
- The fabric got caught up as children were seated on the lap of adults.
There was risk of dragging items on the table to the ground along with the fabric as the children moved about.
Table runners tip for ÄPPLARÖ
The second time I used the table, I wanted to keep the fabric in place. So, I decided to weave the fabric panels between the slats.
Now the table is still colourful. And the risk of the fabric blowing away or pulling table service to the ground is gone.
An easy solution, making movement easy for everyone.
~ by Margaret
ÄPPLARÖ outdoor hacks you may like
#1 Fold it to the end
The original ÄPPLARÖ gateleg table has a drop leaf table on the left and right.
We lift the table top and push the gateleg out from the middle into position to support the table. To make using the table so much easier for us, all we did was to swap the table leg from the middle to the end. This way it’s easier to open and fold down the table when not in use. See the folding outdoor table hack.
#2 Rental friendly ÄPPLARÖ outdoor storage bench
I wanted to utilise a small awkward corner of the balcony for an outdoor storage bench and potting table.
Being in a rented apartment I did not want to drill holes in walls. Besides, it was to be positioned up against the balcony’s outer wall where it is not high enough to fix onto anyway. What I really needed was a freestanding version of an outdoor bench and wall panel.
See all ÄPPLARÖ hacks.