Almost finished is a fold-down little table top I am making. The key was finding the right hinges.
<blockquote>1. One double action spring loaded table leaf hinge available in the Lee Valley hardware catalogue. $10/pair but only one needed. Very sturdy, strong,spring-loaded hinge that allows me to extend the table a little more. This hinge is also key to a tight butt for the main table and the folding rounded front leaf.
2. One special chrome 7" hinge normally used on roach coaches for their pull-out shelves. Found it on ebay but a good substitute folding hinge can be found on the Fish House Supply website.</blockquote>
The walnut frame is attached to the shelf built into the Burro
wall normally used to support an upper bunk. I used scrap 5/4 walnut that perked up with Watco walnut tung oil. Only problem I have with my design is when I want to open up the table I will have to pull the 8" thick cushion forward a tad to clear it.
The 7" chrome hinge has a slider built into it so when up the top will slide backward onto that wide cross piece (see middle pix).