Folding coffee table serve a variety of purposes and are ideal for numerous functions. They are commonly used in large banquets and meetings, as well as for inexpensive card games and garden furniture. While advantageous in most ways, a wobbly wooden folding table is a distraction. The utility of the table decreases when the table is not stable. You can turn any flat and solid surface into a folding table by installing legs of the folding tables in it. Purchase folding table legs separately from the surface of the table. Next, install your legs under the surface of the table to create your own folding table with legs that fold flat against the surface of the table to allow for easy storage. Before buying folding table legs, measure the length and width of the surface of the table. Use these measurements to find folding table legs that fit under the surface of the table, when they extend or when folded.
Place the surface of the table face down on a flat surface. Place the legs of the folding tables on the surface of the table, as they will appear when they are folded. The lower parts of the two folding table legs should point towards the center of the table surface. Check the distance of the legs of the folding table to the edges of the table surface. Adjust the legs so that they are centered over the width of the table surface. Mark the locations of the screw holes that hold brackets “on the back of the table surface and remove the legs from the folding table.
Then, drill a 1/8 inch pilot hole through each of the hole marks for the screws. Do not drill all the way through the surface of the table. Make the hole deep enough that you can easily start driving a screw in it. Position the legs of the folding tables back on the surface of the table and line the holes of the bracket screws with the pilot holes. Fix the brackets in place with screws. from some manufacturer folding table leg provide the screws. If the legs do not come with screws, supplied wood screws purchase short enough that they will not puncture the surface of the table when used. Lift the legs of the folding table upwards so that the hinged bar locks in place. Flip the table over and rest on the legs of the folding table.