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Free Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired Fold Down Table

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Free Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired Fold Down Table

This is really a cool idea – a table with storage that is “hidden” within artwork! Sounds crazy, right? It is actually similar to a Murphy bed… The “table” is the frame and back side of the artwork, and inside are a few shelves for storage! When unfolded, the table is bar height which makes this the perfect piece for surprise entertaining! As usual, this is an easy and quick build!

Free Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired Fold Down Table

Napa Style Inspired Fold Down Table

Free Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired Fold Down Table 2

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • Edge banding
  • 36″ continuous hinge
  • 37-1/2″ continuous hinge
  • 2 – magnetic catches or cabinet door clips
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

  • 1 sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-1/2″ x 36″ – Box
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-1/2″ x 37-1/2″ – Box
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 36″ x 36″ – Back
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-3/4″ x 36″ – Shelves
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 37-1/2″ x 37-1/2″ – Table Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 2-1/2″ x 31″ – Front Frame (Legs)
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 2-1/2″ x 36″ – Front Frame (Legs)

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

1. Cut the pieces for the main box. Drill pocket holes in the ends of each of the shorter pieces and assemble the box as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Free Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired Fold Down Table_Box

2. Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Insert into the box frame with and secure with glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Free Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired Fold Down Table_Back

3. Cut the pieces for the shelves and drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long edge. Position in the frame (the shelves can be located as desired) and secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Free Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired Fold Down Table_Shelves

4. Cut the piece for the table top (which is also the front of the cabinet). Attach to the box with a continuous hinge at the bottom. Attach the magnetic catches or cabinet clips to the inside of the upper part of the box as well as to the inside of the doors.

Free Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired Fold Down Table_Top

5. Cut the pieces for the front frame (the legs). Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces and assemble using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Attach to the outside face of the table top (which will actually be the underside of the table) using a continuous hinge. 

Free Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired Fold Down Table_Frame 1

Free Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired Fold Down Table_Frame 2

Finish as desired. When attaching to the wall, the table top (when opened) will be 36-3/4″ from the floor to the top surface. Use long screws and fasten to the wall studs.

Add artwork to the frame as desired (which is actually the underside of the table) – cork, chalkboard, wallpaper, family photos, etc! 

Share your fabulous work with me… Send photos to cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to feature your work on DbSC!

Until next time,

Happy Creating!

#DIY #woodworking #build

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  • Darcie

    Great table! Where did you find a 37-1/2″ continuous hinge?

    • CherTexter

      Well, honestly a longer one will have to be purchased and cut down with a hack saw to the length needed! Thanks for stopping by!