How to Build a Collapsible Portable Table

MMM 40 – Sometimes we all just need some extra table space to set things on, and sometimes we just need that space to be portable. Good thing there hardware stores carry bucket-loads of hinges, and the internet is full of great ideas. This table is collapsible, lightweight, and portable. In fact, I ended up building this table, using it at the build site for the set build a few weeks ago, and then I brought it home to finish up. It was perfect for our needs, and it ended up being the table where all of our tools lived for the week while we worked.

This table is a Pinterest-inspired scrap wood project I used up some 3/4″ OSB and some 1/8″ oak plywood to make the table top, and the legs are scrap from an old shelf that the previous owner of my home had left behind. It turns out that after planing off the paint on the scraps, the legs ended up being made of pine and oak.

Here is the pin that inspired this project: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/63965257185464653/

Tools I may use in this video:
RZ Mask: http://rzmask.com?afmc=37
Earmuffs: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009LI4K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00009LI4K&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=c8d91c6c781e6e38f942cee3268a9e83
Safety Glasses: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009HN5PN8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009HN5PN8&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=bee67dc59188afc0a06f56a173a9b829
Table Saw: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0090LHEJA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0090LHEJA&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=07efed31f1f596b15a2b5d7978e13a72
Table Saw Blades: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008WQ2X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00008WQ2X&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=20d7dadc846458ce8e1895f1cee15139
Drill & Driver: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N3W70P0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00N3W70P0&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=85e8b165a4c06f8657a7c2e368c061a7
Drill Bits: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005F76SMM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005F76SMM&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=a93e2576853801b12368e06d12653874
Spindle Sander: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015B9G0S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0015B9G0S&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=1dafb7e1745fd770b703ad08620b6ed1
Router: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004TKHV/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00004TKHV&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=b2914331f721daf4fefc29c8432d9c89
Miter Saw: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E7YQ40/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000E7YQ40&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=a958fc1ed4c5d605f9a29391005a42e8
Drill Press:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005D1QJ92/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005D1QJ92&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=9b6ea2a381b78bff5d04f66e06009bfd
Wood Glue: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000223UQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0000223UQ&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=6d4bc3fb44ee973f1b8a1df0ef37ba6e
Super Glue: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Y960MU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004Y960MU&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=2a437b309ea301f8a55aba971a994edd
Quick Clamps: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M9IHYIC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00M9IHYIC&linkCode=as2&tag=midwes01-20&linkId=81c1f0f619a849f6c51e90b739b46948

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