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Space is at a huge premium in my tiny apartment, which is why I absolutely adore Noëlle’s hacked dual-purpose table. Using an adjustable trestle for legs, it can easily convert from a coffee table to a dining table. She even used a pair of curtain rods attached under the surface of the tabletop as a guide track for the trestle. I’m hoping that Noëlle can help me figure out how to make my couch convert into a workbench, though something tells me upholstery and soldering irons won’t mix well. [via Lifehacker]

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.



  1. Tom Bierly says:

    Isn’t this just ironing board legs on an Ikea table top?

  2. katze says:

    Convertible table…. I find this is a superidea for somebody who has only one small home and must work at home with PC. But such tabletop would be suited certainly also for discussion rooms or conference rooms in companies, I would try to let patent the idea.

  3. Alan says:

    It landed on a blog that doesn’t allow it to post links. Nonetheless, it dutifully copied and pasted text into a comment, ignorant of its impotence here. Will someone please put it out of its misery?

  4. Matt Mets says:

    SO many spambots :-(