Download a plan for the making of a fold-out patio table with a fabric roof cover. You can use it in the garden or as a display stand at the craft fair.
It can be easily made at home and at a little cost. The connections between the parts are achieved by using fasteners, which gives you the ability to disassemble the table and put it aside when you plan not to use it for a while, as well as to re-assemble it when the weather is fine again. By customizing the table size (width, height, length and roof height), the structure can be adapted for various other purposes such as: exhibition booth, display stand, garden desk to work with flowers, etc. Two adults can move this fold-out patio table from one spot to another to follow sun or shade.
The fold out patio table is 1778mm (70in.) long, 1600mm (63in.) wide and 2000mm (78 3/4in.) high.
For the construction you only need wooden laths with cross-section dimensions 32 x 32 mm and fasteners.
As the fold-out patio table can be completely disassembled and removed in winter or before the rainy season, for its making you may as well use cheaper wood types that are less resistant to weathering. We recommend all the fasteners to be wing nuts as these will simplify the assembly. There will be no need for any tools and, eventually, some precious time will be saved.
The construction and method of assembling the table are clearly indicated in the drawing:
This fold-out patio table is very simple to make. If you have laths of required cross section size, the whole work is reduced to cutting them to the desirable length and drilling holes for the fasteners. And, just as important as anything already mentioned, you must keep in mind the old saying “Measure twice, cut once”!