Originally Posted by ken h
Great for a quick lunch or the full meal deal , fabulous idea.
Plus making for a no sqeeze in, quick sit down
Also visually opens up the space.
I made a completely new table using 3/4 oak plywood. My wife didn't want me to cut up the original top just in case it didn't work out
So now I have both a folding table and a non folding table.
I made it the same size as the original table. The two pieces are almost exactly equal sized except the outer part is 1/2" shorter to allow for clearance near the back wall. Equal size probably would have worked but a little clearance is OK too.
For someone wanting a folding table I don't see any problem cutting the factory table into two pieces.
The only other item not covered in my previous write-up is the leg. It is relocated to the fixed part, close to the hinge. In this location it is too long to fold up without hitting the back wall. So I cut it, and use the cut off piece with a sleeve to attach it. No hardware required.