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Nice DIY project, Murphy Picnic Table


SkyMan

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lamoe

Right, probably the biggest difficulty in duplicating this design.  Must be some sort of pegs sliding up the rails or something.

 

O was thinking it might be better on the benches to have a way to lock the legs down and not attach to the wall so they could move closer or farther from the table for comfort?

 

 

You're correct - again - design similar to fold out for cleaning windows. U channel with retaining pegs. For adjustment there would be an escape notch just above the normal bench down / peg up position so that end could be lifted up and out.  same way they were put into channel. Then moved in / out 

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SkyMan

Nice idea...one could paint "ivy" vines on the underside so when not in use it would look like a garden trellis...just sayin.

I like that.  And continue the vines onto the wall too.  Decent painters that could do that sort of thing here are cheap and not too hard to find.

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Davaoeno

while it might be a novel idea i'm willing to bet that 90% of the ones made are never folded up ! imho   people put things on top of tables and then just cant be bothered to fold them  up - unless they have a pressing need for that piece of floor space .

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while it might be a novel idea i'm willing to bet that 90% of the ones made are never folded up ! imho   people put things on top of tables and then just cant be bothered to fold them  up - unless they have a pressing need for that piece of floor space .

 

You may be overly optimistic.

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Paul

Bigger guys =. Bigger timber, bigger fixings , bigger hinges... All is Relative

 

Not necessarily. HOW it is built is just as important as to what is used to build it. You can have bigger everything. But, if it isn't constructed properly, as we have been discussing, it will collapse due to the lack of support for the legs.

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