Wall mounted butchers block table
Dirk from New York City designed and built this wall mounted butcher block table supported with Kee Lite fittings and tube. Here's a bit of the back story:
Our kitchen already has butcher block counters, and we wanted to add another on the opposite side for our children to do their homework. We cantilevered the new butcher block counter off the hip wall separating our kitchen. Kee Lite posts keep it rock solid.
Housing in the UK is not usually on the same grand scale as our American cousins, so it's always welcome when they produce space saving ideas such as this one.
This wall mounted table is a great way to utilise space that usually would be overlooked or used as a bookcase area, with the addition of some aluminium wall mounted struts, it is a great space for the kids to do their homework or as a breakfast bar.
The idea is, in our opinion, brilliant: not only would it be a simple case of using a strong hinged bracket instead of the fixed angle shown, to have the table fold down against the wall, it is a simple case of undoing the grubscrews and removing the tube!
Here's How to Do It Yourself
- 1. Mount two wood strips to your wall: 1) One to support the table at the wall, and 2) the other to support the aluminium swivel bracket that will attach to the wall. The bottom wall strip is not necessary, depending on the strength of your wall, but is probably recommended.
- 2. Attach the table to the wall: With the help of someone else (or an additional support) attach the table by placing the table on top of the wall strip and connecting it with an L-bracket.
- 3. Attach the tube and fittings: Connect the tube and LC58-7 tube fittings together (this requires an allen key). With someone helping you to level the table, adjust the tube and fittings so that the the table will be level when the LC58-7s are attached. There is some adjustability in the fittings that will help you to make small tweaks once everything is connected. When everything looks level, then secure the flanges to the wall and underside of the table.
- 4. Make final tweaks: You can adjust the tube inside the fittings by loosening and tightening the set screws. This will allow you to make finite adjustments, and ensure the the table is level.
Parts you'll need
- 1 x 600mm Size 7 Aluminium Tubing 7-3-A
All-in-all it's a straight forward table. You can experiment with different wood types and make a wall mounted table of just about any shape and size.