If there was one thing I knew I wanted in my new craft room, it was a high workbench where I could comfortable work standing up. However, I also knew it wasn't something I would be using every day and I really didn't want to sacrifice a huge amount of space.
So I decided to try my hand at building a fold out desk.
I already had the wood for the desk top out in the garage which was 120cm x 90cm so I bought some wood for the legs and the fold out bit and cut them to size.
First I made the swing out leg, it needs to be as wide as the table top.
I added two legs to the board that is mounted to the wall for extra stability
Then with hinges I attached the the swing out leg to the leg that sits against the wall.
Then with another two hinges I attached the table top to the board that attaches to the wall.
Using L brackets I attached the board and the legs to the wall.
Swing out the leg and lift the top when you need a desk
And swing it back in against the wall when you want your floor space back
This took all of about 4 hours to make, and that's from me, all by myself, who really doesn't know anything much about woodworking. It's sturdy and stable.
DIY Delight or Disaster? DELIGHT!!!! This is now the best thing I have ever done. I love that the kids can come in here and play on the floor if I am knitting or working on the computer, but when they're not around and I want to craft, up it goes it a couple of seconds. DELIGHT, DELIGHT, DELIGHT! Also it cost me less than $30 to make, how awesome is that!!!! Also did you notice the carpet, god bless my neighbour, the carpet layer, he gave me some carpet he had taken up at a job he was doing, slightly too small to lay in this room but pretty much covers the floor, looks nice and is soft and warm for the kids to play on.
Thanks for reading,
Mel xo Linking here