Folding Table Base | Popular Woodworking Magazine

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You want a movable table base that offers a huge workspace, holds a ton and folds down to just 7 thick? You can get everything you need to make the one shown here at the local home center for around $ 75.

Build it to any size. Just make sure the support arms fold out (IS) and panels (F) fit inside the end frames, so that the assembled table folds completely.

Screw in a tabletop when you need a countertop and remove it when you’re ready to store the table. Hook latches keep foldable stands open when the table is in use and keep it closed during storage.

—Dick Ayers

Folding table Cutting list

Overall dimensions: 24 “x 28” x 443/4

Item Size (inch)


4 A Frame style 11/2 31/2 21

4 B. Frame rail 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 24

4 C. Fixed support 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 21

4 D. Hinged mounting strip 3/4 x 2 x 21

4 IS Folding support arm 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 19 7/8

2 F. Folding support panel 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 19 7/8

* Hardware: eight 3 “zippers, four 5” belt zippers,
five hook latches, four swivel casters with 3 ″ locking

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