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DIY Convertible Table


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 (available at hardware or home stores), it can easily convert from a coffee table to a dining table. She even used a pair of curtain rods attached underneath 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 don’t mix well.

8 thoughts on “DIY Convertible Table

  1. 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.

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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