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Plug-in Table

Easy to make, to set up and to store

Done in 30mins
Skill level easy

This small table is a good option if you do not have much space. The table can be set up if you need it and easily put away afterwards.

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Industrial Design | HTW Berlin

Authors · Wei Wang, Anastacia Hartinger

What you need

How you make it

Cut the wood

Cut two equal pieces for the table bottom. Choose the heights that you want to have. Pieces should be high enough, so legs fit underneath when sitting on a chair. Cut one longer piece for the table top.

Cut two small squares and attach them to the bottom of the table top

Nail the two squares on the bottom of the top of the table so it does not move around. The squares should be held on with 2 nails each.

Cut two rectangles in the middle of the wood of the bottom pieces.

One rectangle coming up from the bottom and one from the top. They should be the size of the depth of the wood.

Put the wood together

Use it


This hack was developed in the dooiy project week @ HTW Berlin together with the community of eNkanini informal settlement in Cape Town.

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