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Pretty cool flat pack coffee table

Postby Dalorin » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:19 pm

Pretty soon I'm going to have to make the sides of my camper. But I'm honest enough with myself to know that I wasn't very confident with a jigsaw yet so I decided to take a momentary detour from my teardrop construction (see the meatloaf build).

After building my floor I had some scrap plywood left over so I decided to find something to do with it that would give me a little airtime under the blade so to speak. I found a really cool pattern for a collapsible coffee table in the Aug 1978 popular mechanics. My wife and kids love this thing. I just thought that it would be nice to have under the canopy when we camp but the kids won't let me take it out of the living room.

This design is incredibly efficient. I built this table using only a 3' x 4' piece of wood.

If you have some plywood left over consider giving this a shot.

Cheers!
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Re: Pretty cool flat pack coffee table

Postby daveesl77 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:44 pm

That is slick! I love things like this, where you can take apart/slot together something easily! Love the design too!

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Re: Pretty cool flat pack coffee table

Postby Dalorin » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:23 pm

@dave thanks! I'm like you, I really like the retro styling. You can tell it's from the seventies.
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Re: Pretty cool flat pack coffee table

Postby rebapuck » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:53 pm

From here it looks like you did pretty good with the jigsaw.
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Re: Pretty cool flat pack coffee table

Postby Dalorin » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:40 pm

rebapuck wrote:From here it looks like you did pretty good with the jigsaw.

Thank you! I am building up more confidence with my tools. I just got the framing for the walls finished today.
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