Folding table on the balcony

Installing a folding table on the balcony is an excellent idea. This will not only make rational use of every free space in the house, but also turn the balcony into a wonderful resting place. Installing a folding table will make your balcony not only more beautiful, but also functional.

This design is very easy to do with your own hands, which will allow you to save a lot of money. To do this, it is necessary to determine the appearance and technical characteristics of the future table, as well as select all the necessary materials for the construction of a future structure.

Practical use

  1. Kitchen table is an excellent option for a balcony. It will allow you to comfortably admire the sunrise or sunset with a cup of coffee in your hands, or it can serve as a simple stand for things.
  2. From the folding table you can make a wonderful working area in which it will be very convenient to conduct your work, do some kind of applied work, or work on a computer.
  3. Another option is to use this design as a place to practice your hobby. For example, engage in knitting, collecting, etc.

Required materials for installation

Of course, you need an electric jigsaw, which allows you to smoothly cut wood or other material. If you do not have a jigsaw, then it is quite possible to use a hacksaw as a replacement. However, it should be noted that after a hacksaw, the material requires additional alignment.

It will be necessary to process the edges of the cut materials. This work is performed by a special manual milling machine, which is also capable of drilling holes and making various decorative patterns.

Processing and grinding of surfaces to the desired smoothness will be performed using a grinder.

If you have chosen chipboard or plywood as the main material, then you will definitely need a screwdriver. It will significantly speed up the assembly time of the product.

The tool, without which obviously can not do, is a drill. It will be with the help of a drill that all the holes for fixing the folding table will be drilled.

You need to stock up on a tape measure, a pencil and a ruler - things that surely exist in every home. In addition to them, it is desirable to have a water level.

The process of manufacturing and installation

We make the table top first. We mark the outline of the structure on your material and very carefully cut our future worktop on it. Then, the fixed part of the table is made in exactly the same way, which will be fixed to the wall and be our support. The next step is to manufacture the stop and connect it to our entire structure with the help of loops. Painting the table can be done both before and after the installation of the table (it is up to you, as you prefer).

Installation of the table is as follows:

  1. We mark on the wall the level of future construction and select the places of future holes.
  2. We drill through the fixed part of the table.
  3. We check the accuracy of the markings on the wall and drill the necessary holes there.
  4. With the help of screws or bolts, we mount our structure on the balcony.

How to choose

Ready-made folding tables can be found in many stores. In order for the table to serve you for many years and not to break the day after the purchase, you need to be quite serious about this case.

The best and best option for the acquisition will be a wooden table. The balcony is constantly exposed to all sorts of natural factors, such as temperature differences and exposure to sunlight. Therefore, it is not recommended to purchase plastic tables.

When purchasing a wooden table, it is important to consider:

  1. There are several types of wooden tables. Some can be made of chipboard, others with the help of multi-layer plywood. The most expensive option will be made from a separate solid wood.
  2. Check the performance and reliability of the used loops.
  3. Assess the quality of the paint layer.
  4. It is desirable that the table had instructions for assembling and assembling the structure.

The advantage of a ready-made folding table is that it will not need to be engaged in manufacturing and the ability to immediately proceed to installation.

Interesting design solutions

A table with awnings - perfect for open balconies. This construction is attached to the parapet of the balcony with the help of two metal profiles. A tabletop constructed in this way looks very stylish and folds up in a few moments.

It is clear that small tables are not very versatile. If you wish, you can install a small wardrobe with a folding section on the balcony. This will create a very convenient workplace.

Decor plays an important role in the design. The most commonly used option is tinting or varnishing the table. It will be interesting to look like a ceramic mosaic.

Summing up

There are many types of folding tables. The range of stores allows you to choose a table for every taste and wallet. If you do not want to shell out for a new purchase, then creating a small folding table by yourself is not as difficult as it might seem at first glance. The result is a multifunctional and comfortable corner in your balcony. For creative people, this occupation will seem like a very exciting process, and a ready-made table will be pleasing to the eye and be the personal pride of the apartment owner.

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