Mirror Folding Table

Choose this double function table for your tiny flat!
Do you also get this feeling that at some point, no matter how big the flat is, it gets cramped? Ours is of medium size but I consider it small. It has some perks which other flats don’t have. We pay low rent, we, spend a lot of time together not scattered around in separate rooms and most importantly there’s little space to clean :)

What’s the most important rule of small flats? Unfortunately, while looking for decoration ideas you can’t concentrate too much on the appearance, the thing that is of more significance is the utility. Home Story blog can come in handy while looking for a practical table. What they present is a Mirror Folding Table which can be attached to the wall and serve as a mirror or it can be unfolded to be table.

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Further instructions at Home Story, but we decided to add English version here - hope it will be helpful for you.
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What you need:

Tools:

  • Paint brush
  • Wood drill
  • Power drill
  • Jigsaw
  • Sander or sandpaper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Masonry drill

Supplies / ingredients:

  • Wooden boards
  • Metal hinges
  • Mirror
  • Mirror adhesive tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • L-Hooks
  • Masking tape
  • Screws
1

First, you need to build a table leg from the first wooden board. To do this, draw a rectangle in 10 cm/4 inch distance from the edge of the board.

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2

Drill holes in four corners of the rectangle. Starting in the corner holes, saw out the rectangle with a jigsaw.

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Then grind the edges with sandpaper or a sander. Table leg will serve as a wooden frame for the mirror.

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4

Paint the wooden frame, the wooden panel and the hinges with acrylic paint. When the paint is dry, connect the table leg and the wood panel on the short sides with two metal hinges using a power drill. Before screwing, check if they are in a right position.

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Place the mirror in the middle of the underside of the wooden plate and mark its position with masking tape. Stick mounting tape to the back of the mirror, place it on the marked position and press firmly. Remove masking tape.

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Attach the table top with mirror base to the wall using metal hinges. It will allow the panel to be folded up. Use masonry drill bits, then insert suitable wall plugs and screw the hinges.

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Fold the table top up and attach two L-hooks right and left, right to the board. The hooks lock the table on the wall and bring the mirror to light. Rotate L-hooks clockwise so that the table top is released and the leg can be expanded.

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Who of you has the tiniest apartment?

7 thoughts on “Mirror Folding Table

  1. Gaba Banas says:

    @nikyp, click the last link in the post, you’ll find there further instruction. The author of this project wrote that he used wood board in this size: 80 x 60 x 2 cm. Cheers!

  2. derwood says:

    I’m not so sure about mounting tape to hold that mirror in place on a long term. If the humidity kicks up to much that mounting tape gets gummy and can stretch especially with a mirror that can be heavy. I would try to use some screwed in clips then work the frame around it.

  3. Gaba Banas says:

    That’s a great tip! We have the same doubts…your method of attaching mirror seems to be much better than the original! Cheers!

  4. Karmen says:

    I love, love, love this project, but instead of a mirror I would place a picture…. Thank you for sharing this awesome idea…

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