Three kinds of 2-in-1 tables that are perfect for small living spaces
If you don’t have enough space in your apartment, or enough creative ideas, this is just the trick for you. Here's how you can create a nifty 2-in-1 table in no time at all.
This trick can be enjoyed by the whole family: if you have children like this dad with his twins, you can make a fun whiteboard table so they can practice their drawing skills. Others might want a mirror that doubles as a small desk near the front door. Or how about a multifunctional picture frame?
- a wooden frame
- a wooden board the same size as the frame (the two can be placed on top of each other)
- a sheet of reflective acrylic
- and/or a sheet of erasable white board
- and/or some photos or posters
- heavy duty hinges
- a wall bracket with clasp
- heavy duty adhesive
There are all kinds of possibilities for creating a 2-in-1 table, but here we'll focus on the whiteboard, mirror and picture frame variations.
This father chose to make a whiteboard table for his kids.
His son is playing on it when suddenly the dad comes over, takes everything off...
… and lifts the table to hang it on the wall! His son is quite surprised.
The little boy discovers a whiteboard just like the one he has at school. Except this one is just for him!
For children, it’s the best thing ever! You can also make a mirror table or a picture frame table. The process is the same for all of them. Here's what you need to do...
Glue the whiteboard sheet (or reflective acrylic for a mirror, or a poster/ photos for a picture frame) on the wooden board. The glue has to cover the sheet, but make sure not to use too much.
This woman chose to make a mirror table...
Make sure the frame fits on top and then open it in two, like a flap.
With some heavy duty hinges, attach the two parts together so that they can fold easily on top of each other and open completely.
Put your table against a wall and then screw the other heavy duty hinges on so you can secure the board side to the wall.
Screw the lower part of the bracket onto the other end of the table so that it's above the mirror.
Lift the table up and screw the upper part.
Here is another idea if you want to make a picture frame instead of a mirror:
You can watch all the steps in this video...
Three amazing ways to combine practicality and creativity! So if you think your place could use a new mirror and a new table, why not kill two birds with one stone and try out this fun project.